Poker Face

February 20th, 2013 by Averie Leave a reply »

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

I also love to watch individuals gamble. No 2 poker faces seem equal. When I bet I like to feel I put on a poker face that’s impenetrable. Except I know I’ve certain gestures. For 1, the only time I smoke is when I wager on poker or Chemin de fer. And then I smoke. Except I chain smoke whether or not I am winning or losing, no matter whether I’ve a excellent hand or bad.

I once wagered in the weekly poker game. The casino game was constantly 5 card draw. There was a person who bet with us just about every week who constantly wore a hat. When he was dealt a excellent hand, subconsciously, he would start touching and wagering with his hat. Pointless to say, he never won.

The greatest poker gambler I ever saw was a person who produced more actions and gestures at a poker table than anybody I had ever met. He was impeccable in the way he dressed. Generally an expensive suit and tie, boots shined and nails trimmed. He was fastidious in this manner. And he was constantly brushing his pant leg or holding his hands or stacking his chips in tidy little piles.

I use to examine him for hours on end. I would attempt to see if I could notice his tell. Choosing fuzz off his vest- did this mean he was bluffing? Stacking his chips within a short pile – did this mean he had a excellent hand?

Many years later I ran into him in a bar in Vegas and we had a drink. I asked him if he have been aware of all those activities he made or if they have been subconscious. He told me that just about every individual thing he did at a poker table was intentional. He said that everybody is often checking out everybody else’s poker face. They are trying to detect the the tell.

So his program was to give them lots to assume about. His reasoning was if they were pondering about him picking a piece of fuzz off his shirt and what it meant they positive were not thinking about their cards.

His program was diversion. And it worked for him. In no way give up a method that works for you.


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