• Distracting Players

    Do you ever acquire that itch? The itch to wager, to head to the closest gambling den, to locate a superior stakes game of Texas hold em, to sit at a Blackjack table for hours on end. I like that itch. And I like to scratch it.

    I also like to watch folks gamble. No 2 poker faces seem similar. When I wager I like to believe I put on a poker face that is impassable. But I know I have certain gestures. For one, the only time I smoke cigarettes is when I wager on poker or Black jack. And then I chain smoke. Except I smoke no matter whether I am succeeding or losing, whether I have a excellent hand or bad.

    I once wagered in a very weekly poker game. The casino game was always 5 card draw. There was a player who played with us just about every week who usually wore a hat. When he was dealt a very good hand, unconsciously, he would begin touching and betting with his hat. Needless to say, he by no means won.

    The very best poker gambler I ever saw was a person who produced more movements and signals at a poker table than anybody I had ever met. He was flawless in the way he dressed. Always an high-priced 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 neat little piles.

    I use to examine him for hours. I’d tried to see if I could notice his tell. Picking fuzz off his jacket- did this imply he was bluffing? Stacking his chips within a short pile – did this imply he had a excellent hand?

    Years later I bumped into him inside a bar in Chicago and we had a beverage. I asked him if he have been aware of all those actions he created or if they were subconscious. He informed me that each and every single thing he did at a poker table was deliberate. He said that everyone is usually checking out everyone else’s poker face. They’re attempting to spot the the tell.

    So his program was to provide them lots to assume about. His reasoning was if they had been thinking about him selecting a piece of fuzz off his vest and what it meant they sure were not thinking about their cards.

    His program was diversion. And it worked for him. By no means give up a method that functions for you.

     October 20th, 2012  Everett   No comments

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