Body language, facial expressions, or nervous habits of any kind are key factors in the game of Poker. Whether you realize it or not, these tiny details can make or break your hand. If you have become “readable” to any other player at your table, it can end up costing you not only the poker chip lead, but depending upon how much you give away, quite possibly the very shirt off your back.
It is of utmost importance to be aware of everything that you do. The way that your body reacts to a hand can be a dead giveaway to the other players involved. For example, when you have a bad hand, if every time someone raises you a chip you pause to long between moves, this can be a “tell” to the other players that you are bluffing. You must learn the art of deception to avoid being read by other players.
Eyes are usually the first to show reaction in any given situation. In order to avoid this altogether, professional players have begun utilizing mirrored sunglasses at poker tables all across the globe. This allows them to hide a tell that they may have otherwise given away. Giving them that extra second to think without being scrutinized and figured out. Managing your mannerisms, and being aware of your body language and what it might be saying is the key to owning this game.
Most of poker players agree that body language is an essential tool to win the game at the poker table. A player can win the game by thoroughly observing the body language of their opponents as well as hiding their own or expressing misleading body language to the opposing players. The through study of body language needs lots of observation, patience and time. Maintaining an expressionless face which is unreadable is called a “poker-face” in poker terminology is a great asset.
A player can learn more about the body language of opposing players at the poker table, if he carefully observes them. Since there are some certain patterns of body languages that most of poker players give away, it is easier for the player to easily grasp the things that are going on in the minds of their opponents during the game. Even if the player is new to the betting systems of the Texas Hold’em chips, he can make a good impression on others through the application of the art of deception. Besides, the amount of the poker chips which are being raised will also give an idea about the opponent’s strategies. However, it is not easy to successfully apply the body language tactics against the experienced players since they are adept at deception.
If a player is expert in manipulating the opponent players through body movements, the poker game is already half won.
Was checking out wants out there regarding poker events. I ran into this site that has all these events for ladies into poker. There are quite a few poker events that are taking place just for ladies. I wasn’t aware that they get that much action. One of the events, Gulf Coast Poker Championship, has been on going for 11 years. Pretty awesome stuff.
Some games of poker have an eerie quiet looming around them, others having a cacophonous eruption of sound. Quieter games seem to benefit the players the most as they have a peaceful mind set with just the game at hand. The ones that are electric with sound often cause a loss of concentration as there are many things to get distracted upon. Background noise -unless pleasing- is normally a concentration breaker causing a lack of strategy and focus on what is happening at all times on the table. With this lack there is the chance to miss key betting habits, bluff characteristics, and so on.
The best way to avoid losing concentration due to background noises is to find someone or something on the table to focus on. This causes the background noise to, in a sense, “drown out”. Most likely it is best to stay focused on an opponent; one at a time, to catch any habits in their game. By staying focused on one person and switching after picking up all of their habits (hopefully their poker chips too) and not letting the background distract you, the game can only go uphill.
As I was searching through the internet to find some info on the new WSOP champ, Peter Eastgate, I found this great article on how Peter managed to beat out some of the best poker players out there. Owen did a nice job on his article “Peter takes WSOP1″ of describing the moves that Peter took to gain him the win.
This is a very well done write up on the win. Encourage all poker fans that want to take a look at how a champ did it to read the post.
The game of poker is a game of chance. However to increase your chances of bringing in the big bucks, which means avoiding going down to that single chip, you need to understand the strategies that increase your chances. First of all, your dealt hand is where it all begins. Don’t be afraid to fold on the first hand because this is where you really can win or lose the hand. Usually players will only play the pot if they have a pair of cards of at least Jacks. This will ensure that if the flop is lousy, that you will have a good chance of winning with your pair that you were dealt.
One of the other strategies any beginner should know is that bluffing seldom works. It takes a lot of time and patience to have that one hand where a bluff will work perfectly. However most of the time this will not be the case. You can’t be afraid to back out of a hand once you have already played some money. A common mistake among beginners is that they will play out a pot because they are afraid to lose all those high end clay chips that they already put in. When you think about it, it would be better to lose a little than a lot if you know you don’t have a winning hand.