Ever heard that one — "think long, think wrong"?
When applied to poker, the saying refers to the way our first instincts often are best, and it's those second guesses that sometimes get us in trouble at the tables. Players with enough experience and opponent-reading skills are often better off trusting their "gut" rather than overthinking situations and talking themselves out of what turned out to be the best choice.
Speaking of making quick decisions, today's installment of "The Weekly PokerNews Strategy Quiz" shouldn't take you too long. In fact, it will probably only take you a few seconds each to answer these eight questions, all of which have been derived from articles appearing in the Strategy section here at PokerNews over the last week.
Getting six or more correct out of eight earns a passing grade, and if you happen get any wrong you'll get a note explaining the correct choice. Also, when you complete the quiz you'll see a leaderboard showing how you did compared to others — including who was able to finish the quiz the fastest while making the highest score — and if you're logged into your PokerNews account, your username will appear amid the standings. Don't have a PokerNews account already? Click here to create one.
Ready? Okay, then. Do your best, and remember — trust those first instincts.