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Do you ever obtain that itch? The itch to gamble, to head to the nearest gambling house, to locate a great stakes 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 men and women wager. No 2 poker faces seem alike. When I gamble I like to consider I put on a poker face that is impenetrable. Except I know I’ve specific gestures. For one, the only time I smoke is when I bet on poker or Chemin de fer. And then I chain smoke. But I chain smoke whether I am succeeding or losing, regardless of whether I have a beneficial hand or bad.

I once played inside a weekly poker game. The casino game was generally five card draw. There was a player who bet with us each week who constantly wore a hat. When he was given a good hand, unconsciously, he would start touching and wagering with his hat. Pointless to say, he never won.

The very best poker player I ever saw was a person who manufactured more movements and gestures at a poker table than anybody I had ever seen. He was impeccable in the way he dressed. Always an pricey suit and tie, boots shined and nails trimmed. He was meticulous in this manner. And he was generally brushing his pant leg or holding his hands or putting his chips in tidy little piles.

I use to study him for long periods of time. I’d attempt to see if I could notice his tell. Selecting fuzz off his shirt- did this mean he was bluffing? Arranging his chips in a short pile – did this mean he had a excellent hand?

Years later I ran into him inside a bar in Boston and we had a drink. I asked him if he had been aware of all those actions he created or if they have been subconscious. He informed me that each little thing he did at a poker table was intentional. He said that everybody is constantly checking out everybody else’s poker face. They are trying to detect the the tell.

So his system was to give them lots to feel about. His thinking was if they had been thinking about him selecting a piece of lint off his shirt and what it meant they positive were not pondering about their cards.

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