Poker skill is entirely about making quality decisions. In the long run in poker, the player who consistently makes the best decisions comes out on top. While this fact is obvious, players generally fail to understand the decision making process.
Decision making is the most important thing you do in poker. You study theory, analyze hands, and post on forums to improve your knowledge so you can make better decisions. However, the brain is complex and so are the finer points related to decision-making. If you want to make better decisions you need to know how you make them. In this article my aim is to make the brain’s complex functions more understandable, which should enable you to make good decisions. I hope to achieve this by explaining two ways that you make automatic decisions. [Click to read PDF]