I just finished watching the World Series of Poker, and I learned some valuable tips from Https://99poker.id. If I ever sat down at a table full of pros, I would definitely be the easiest target, or as professionals would say the “fish”. But here are some tips to make it less obvious that I’m the sucker at the table.
- Don’t look at your cards as soon as they are dealt with. This makes you look too anxious. Wait a few seconds…or even better, wait until it’s your turn to call. You don’t want to look over-eager. Plus, doing this will keep you from sweating while the other players make their decisions.
- Be careful with your chips. Don’t knock them over, don’t play with them, don’t try to line up the white lines and make the stacks even. And for God’s sake, don’t try to build things with them like they are a set of blocks. If you can’t shuffle them like the pros, don’t try.
- Be yourself. Don’t try to imitate Phil Helmuth or Daniel Negrano. Don’t bring an orange to the table to be like Johnny Chan. Don’t wear a cowboy hat to imitate Chris Ferguson or Doyle Brunson. Just be yourself.
- Don’t play the role of the sucker. Don’t wear a “fish” hat. Don’t wear a t-shirt that says, “I’m just happy to be here.” In fact, don’t wear anything that has to do with poker unless it’s an advertisement for a poker site. Don’t walk around talking about how excited you are. Don’t talk to too many people…you are bound to give yourself away if you do.
- Don’t get overly excited when you see a celebrity poker player. Don’t run up to Phil Ivey asking for his autograph. Treat them like normal people because that’s what they are. If you treat them like gods, they will gladly take your money at the table, and you have helped them do it.
These are just a few tips that might help you last a little longer at the tables. They probably won’t save you. Here is one more rule of thumb. If you are sitting down at the table, looking around, trying to spot the fish and you don’t see him, ask yourself one question. Am I the fish? Odds are, you are. Don’t expect too much; if you are the “fish” at the table, you are most likely going to be caught.