Сonsequences of fear in poker

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Fear can manifest itself in different ways. These are physical changes (increased pulse, increased or decreased salivation, sweat, nervous movements – turn objects in your hands, tap, fidget, etc.) and some manifestations in the game. Let’s take a closer look at the top five most frequent consequences of fear in poker.
1. Mental clutter. You have some kind of question, you are trying to solve it, because of unsuccessfulness you start to worry, if there are several more such questions, then in the end – to be afraid. All this time, the brain revolves around unresolved issues, distracting from other, more pressing problems, depleting its energy. If the brain went into sprawling, unable to grab and solve several problems at once, try to streamline the process: select the questions, formulate and write them down, try to answer in turn.
2. Distrust of intuition. Something tells you the right action, but you don’t want to listen to the “inner voice”, try to get a mathematically verified answer, often don’t have time and make the wrong decision. You do not trust the decisions suggested by intuition, maybe because you do not understand what it is. Intuition is the ability brought to the level of automatism, working not at the level of consciousness, but subconsciousness. This is an analogue of the reflexes of athletes.
3. Doubt about the correctness of the decision. If you lose (at the showdown or fold), then you are often wondered if you played correctly. You are trying to understand where you made a mistake (even if there was no error), you scroll through the distribution in your head. If you want to figure it out – put it off until after the session, ask for advice later on the forum, and during the game, concentrate on the current deals, and not on the past.
4. Concern about the quality of the game. The game is actually a test of your knowledge and skills. Some people start worrying too much about the quality and level of their game, they worry that they play too weakly and straightforwardly, try to play “slyly”, do not trust their intuition and doubt themselves. Focus on the current hand, do not think about how to deceive the enemy more cunningly, think about the correct bet.