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Do you ever get that itch? The itch to bet, to head to the closest casino, to locate a good stakes casino game of Hold’em, to sit at a Black-jack table for hours on end. I like that itch. And I like to scratch it.

I also love to watch people wager. No 2 poker faces seem the same. When I bet I like to assume I put on a poker face which is impassable. But I know I have particular actions. For 1, the only time I smoke cigarettes is when I bet on poker or Blackjack. And then I chain smoke. Except I chain smoke regardless of whether I am succeeding or losing, regardless of whether I’ve a beneficial hand or bad.

I once played inside a weekly poker game. The game was often 5 card draw. There was a gentleman who played with us every single week who usually wore a hat. When he was given a great hand, subconsciously, he would begin touching and wagering with his hat. Needless to say, he in no way won.

The very best poker player I ever saw was a person who made far more movements and gestures at a poker table than anyone I had ever seen. He was impressive in the way he dressed. Usually an expensive suit and tie, shoes shined and nails trimmed. He was fastidious in this manner. And he was usually brushing his pant leg or holding his hands or putting his chips in tidy little piles.

I use to study him for hours. I would attempt to see if I could notice his tell. Picking fuzz off his shirt- did this imply he was bluffing? Arranging his chips within a short pile – did this mean he had a good hand?

Many years later I ran into him within a bar in Chicago and we had a drink. I asked him if he were aware of all those actions he made or if they were subconscious. He told me that just about every single thing he did at a poker table was intentional. He said that everyone is constantly checking out everyone else’s poker face. They are attempting to notice the the tell.

So his program was to give them lots to believe about. His thinking was if they had been pondering about him choosing a piece of lint off his jacket and what it meant they certain weren’t pondering about their cards.

His technique was distraction. And it worked for him. In no way give up a system that functions for you.