The importance of making good decisions in big spots should not be underestimated.
This is another mark of the great player. He may make small mistakes here and there, but when it’s all on the line he makes great decisions.
Remember this. As you get better at the game and eventually know all the moves, it will still always come down to the big decisions, and how you are able to handle them.
PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT
The first-century Roman philosopher Seneca said “Luck is where the crossroads of opportunity and preparation meet.”
You must be prepared. To be prepared is to practice, train, play, and then repeat. The goal is to get better and better at making good decisions time and time again. The only way to do this is to work at it, practice, and experience these moments over and over again.
Stay focused during your big decisions.
Do not make snap-judgement-plays without thinking everything through. Do not let frustrations, emotions, or tilt cloud your judgement when it’s all on the line. Put it all aside, take a deep breath, and let your preparation guide you to the correct play.