Poker Face

Do you ever acquire that itch? The itch to gamble, to head to the nearest casino, to locate a superior stakes casino game of Holdem, to sit at a Blackjack table for hours on end. I really like that itch. And I love to scratch it.

I also love to watch individuals gamble. No 2 poker faces seem similar. When I gamble I like to feel I put on a poker face which is impassable. But I know I’ve particular personal habits. For one, the only time I smoke is when I play poker or Twenty-one. And then I chain smoke. Except I smoke regardless of whether I am succeeding or losing, no matter whether I have a good hand or bad.

I once played in a weekly poker game. The casino game was always 5 card draw. There was a guy who played with us each week who often wore a hat. When he was dealt a great hand, unconsciously, he would begin touching and betting with his hat. Pointless to say, he never won.

The greatest poker player I ever saw was a gentleman who created additional actions and signals at a poker table than anybody I had ever met. He was impeccable in the way he dressed. Always an pricey suit and tie, boots shined and nails trimmed. He was fastidious in this manner. And he was often brushing his pant leg or rubbings his hands or putting his chips in tidy little piles.

I use to examine him for hours on end. I would attempt to see if I could spot his tell. Choosing lint off his vest- did this imply he was bluffing? Stacking his chips in a very short pile – did this imply he had a good hand?

Several years later I ran into him in a bar in Chi town and we had a beer. I asked him if he have been aware of all those movements he created or if they had been unconscious. He informed me that every single single thing he did at a poker table was deliberate. He said that everybody is generally checking out everyone else’s poker face. They’re attempting to notice the the tell.

So his technique was to give them lots to feel about. His thinking was if they have been pondering about him selecting a piece of fuzz off his coat and what it meant they positive weren’t thinking about their cards.

His system was diversion. And it worked for him. Never give up a system that functions for you.

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