Here's something Jonathan Little emailed me awhile back regarding this topic:
I played a hand in the $10,000 WPT event in Cyprus where logic
) and intuition (reads) went totally against each other.
Normally, my reads are fairly accurate and I trust them 100% but
I failed to go with my read in this spot simply because of the
, which I did not actually have.
Ran Azor, an older Israeli guy who recently final tabled the
$25,000 WPT main event, raised from the cutoff to 6000 at
1000/2000-300, which he had been doing fairly often. I picked up
KThh on the button and decided to reraise to 20,000 and call his
push, which would be for 60,000 total if he did decide to push.
Anyways, everyone folded to Ran and he went all in for the
$60,000. At this point I was 100% sure I was going to call,
simply because I only needed to win 33% of the time and KThh
clearly wins that much against his range. The only problem is
he instantly stood up and started walking around.
When someone stands up before the action is closed, it is almost
always a sign of extreme strength. This is because the body gets
so excited at the proposition of almost certainly winning that
you subconsciously want to get up and move around. I saw this,
made the comment, "wow, maybe I should fold." At this point, he
looked at me as if to say "no, please don't fold."
I would love to say I listened, but I did not. I let the logic
side of my brain get the best of me and I called. He turned over
AA and doubled up.
All of this is basically to say that you need to figure out
which side of your brain you trust the most and go with it.
Learn to trust "you".