re: Poker & Going with your gut
Glad you posted this. I believe this to be true. I was thinking about this in response to a thread recently, where the guy had bottom set, but "knew" his opponent had top set, and called anyway to be proven right. I have been in this siutation many times, and often your gut is right. trouble is, you logic mind takes over, thinks about odds, maths etc and you take action contrary to your gut. In SuperSystem, Doyle Brunsen spent some time talking about this very subject, the role of the "subconscious" as he called it. That is, we are subconsciously picking up information all the time. So to what extent should we trust our gut? I'm not sure I know. But I do listen to it, and respect what its trying to say. Its another thing to throw into the mix, and in my view, is ignored by too many poker players, especially extremely logical, cerebral, reasoning types.