Originally Posted by Genso Hikki
I rely on my "gut" alot - but...
My "gut" feeling is based on what I know about the players in the hand, what I know about how they play, what THEY know about how I play, what I've learned about adding elements of how the hand has played out so that the "story" of the hand makes sense to me, what kind of range I'm able to put the other players on, etc. etc.
So yeah, I listen to my "gut" but my "gut" generally gets its information from my brain.
Agree with this. Note that gut feelings on what players have can be correct, because often they're based on subtle things that the conscious mind doesn't even pick up on. But having a gut feeling of what the river card will be is just silly. Basically you're claiming that the cards aren't random and thus the site's rigged. Gut feelings about whether villain is drawing to a flush, flopped a set, etc. can be correct, especially because they usually have a basis in math/psychology (ie what's the reasoning behind his actions?). But yeah, gut feelings on the river being a heart, or the river filling you up, etc. are just silly.