Poker Face

Do you ever receive that itch? The itch to wager, to head to the closest casino, to discover a high stakes casino game of Holdem, to sit at a Twenty-one table for hours on end. I love that itch. And I like to scratch it.

I also like to watch people today gamble. No 2 poker faces seem identical. When I bet I like to assume I put on a poker face which is impassable. But I know I’ve particular actions. For 1, the only time I smoke cigarettes is when I bet on poker or Pontoon. And then I chain smoke. Except I chain smoke regardless of whether I am winning or losing, no matter if I have a excellent hand or bad.

I once wagered inside a weekly poker game. The casino game was constantly 5 card draw. There was a man who bet with us every week who constantly wore a hat. When he was given a very good hand, unconsciously, he would begin touching and betting with his hat. Needless to say, he never won.

The greatest poker gambler I ever saw was a gentleman who made more actions and gestures at a poker table than anybody I had ever met. He was flawless in the way he dressed. Always an pricey suit and tie, footwear shined and nails manicured. He was fastidious in this manner. And he was always brushing his pants or holding his hands or putting his chips in neat little piles.

I use to examine him for hours on end. I’d tried to see if I could notice his tell. Picking lint off his shirt- did this mean he was bluffing? Arranging his chips in a very short pile – did this imply he had a excellent hand?

Many years later I bumped into him in the bar in Philly and we had a beer. I asked him if he were aware of all those movements he created or if they have been unconscious. He told me that each little thing he did at a poker table was deliberate. He said that everyone is constantly checking out everyone else’s poker face. They are attempting to detect the the tell.

So his technique was to give them lots to feel about. His thinking was if they were thinking about him picking a piece of lint off his vest and what it meant they positive were not thinking about their cards.

His method was distraction. And it worked for him. Never give up a program that works for you.

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