The 10 second rule for decision making in online poker. Hadn’t heard of this yet, but this video does a great job of advocating using 10 seconds to think through a hand before making a decision. The best question he wants you to ask yourself is if you make the same decision in this hand as you would other hands, will you be profitable? Take a look at the quick video. He first shows himself in play using his time and then goes through some of the thought process.
Everything he says seems simple enough, but you’ve got to appreciate the way this guy logically and rationally thinks through his decisions to fold, bet, raise, or check. If you adopt his more analytical approach to the game as a constant in your own, you’re probably going to be better off.
I admit that sometimes I do act too combatively or with emotion. I usually take time and reason out why I should or shouldn’t make a move but on the same token, I’ve also made a lot of decisions that I know, in the long haul, would cause me to lose money. Solid video.