Do you ever receive that itch? The itch to bet, to head to the nearest betting house, to come across a great stakes game of Texas hold em, to sit at a Pontoon table for hours on end. I really like that itch. And I really like to scratch it.

I also really like to watch folks bet. No 2 poker faces seem equal. When I gamble I like to think I put on a poker face that’s impassable. Except I know I’ve specific gestures. For one, the only time I smoke is when I bet on poker or Black jack. And then I smoke. But I smoke no matter whether I am winning or losing, whether or not I’ve a excellent hand or bad.

I once wagered inside a weekly poker game. The game was generally five card draw. There was a man who bet with us just about every week who often wore a hat. When he was given a beneficial hand, unconsciously, he would begin touching and wagering with his hat. Needless to say, he never won.

The very best poker gambler I ever saw was a gentleman who created a lot more movements and signals at a poker table than anybody I had ever seen. He was flawless in the way he dressed. Usually an costly suit and tie, shoes shined and nails trimmed. He was meticulous in this manner. And he was often brushing his pants or holding his hands or stacking his chips in tidy little piles.

I use to analyze him for hours on end. I would tried to see if I could spot his tell. Picking lint off his shirt- did this mean he was bluffing? Stacking his chips within a short pile – did this mean he had a very good hand?

Many years later I bumped into him within a bar in Chi town and we had a beverage. I asked him if he were aware of all those movements he produced or if they were unconscious. He informed me that each single thing he did at a poker table was intentional. He said that everybody is often checking out everyone else’s poker face. They are trying to detect the the tell.

So his system was to provide them lots to think about. His reasoning was if they had been thinking about him picking a piece of fuzz off his vest and what it meant they certain were not pondering about their cards.

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