I'm not sure if this is the correct place to ask this question since the issue seems so subjective and I have not found any poker-related material related to this issue.
I'm talking about the fight, flight, or freezing at the tables. An example might be in order
I'm playing a live cash game, and we're in a heads up hand. Flop goes check, we bet, he calls. Turn the pot gets bigger, he checks, on to me and sometimes I
- Feel "stuck", unable to clearly think.
- I often revert back to some automated response to this (or any) situation instead of analyzing the hand in detail.
- I feel my heart is pounding.
- After a few seconds I can vaguely put together what took place he limped/called pre, check/flop, now on to me. However, the thinking seems foggy, unclear, and irrational at times.
Does anyone have any experience with this at the poker table?