Originally Posted by okayokayit'snotok
I think the key is taking yourself out of the action, and by that I mean removing the emotion and instead thinking and acting just by what you see - the evidence. Sort of like a robot. Does anyone else ever notice how obvious and apparent certain situations are when you are not in a hand? it's obvious because you are not in the situation/action, so there is no emotion clouding your judgement.
When I decide beforehand that I'm mostly going to focus on other people and how they play, I feel no pressure and basically let the hands play themselves. It makes things a lot easier on myself.
Thanks Ok for these thoughts. While playing poker, I am now going to try to think of myself as more of a robot, rather than an emotional human!