#1 Secret Poker Strategy

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#1 Secret Poker Strategy

Use body language as a poker strategy

  • Learn how to maximize the efficency of a poker strategy you have heard of, to win every game you play.
  • Trick the other players into giving you their money quickly and easily.
  • If you are a newbie, learn how to use it to your advantage, and go a step further and win poker games with no knowledge of illegal card counting that can get you kicked out of any casino.

If you have ever played live poker before, you know that you can obviously see all the players around you since you play in a circle (unless you’re playing online poker). You may also have just figured out that the most important part of playing live poker is reading your opponents. You may be thinking but that’s impossible! You probably think that the most important part of playing poker is the cards; what cards you get and how to use them. These are also very important, you are correct, but it all starts with your ability to use your body language to your advantage. The cards are going to be relatively the same for all the players. Luck usually doesn’t factor in well in poker since everyone has the same chance to get the same cards.

In case luck begins to play a large role in your game then what can you do? A player always has 5 basic choices; you can check, bet, call, raise or fold. If you are not getting good cards you can always fold right? This is not always a good idea. You may be leaving large amounts of money on the table in the long run. Sure you seemingly get away with losing less but you also give up the chance to even try to win. That is where the poker strategy of bluffing comes into play.

Bluffing is the art of misguidance. You want your opponents to think you have a bad hand one second and the next a great hand. How do you accomplish such a thing? Simply with your body language. If you have good cards act happy. You may not want them to know that you have good cards but it’s a way to change their thinking. In other words, every time you act “happy” they will think you have good cards and may fold. If you have bad cards and you act happy they might fold because they think you have good cards.

What you want to do is create a complicated pattern of sad, happy, indifferent, ecstatic, angry e.t.c actions for certain hands. You want to throw them off but try and lure them into a safe zone where they think they understand your bluffing pattern and then hit them with the reality. As long as they are trying to keep up with whatever pattern you have, you will have them all under your control.

In one poker tournament I was playing in I decided to use body language as my poker strategy, I created very complex poker faces. I scrunched my face, bit my lip and scratched my leg; I did the craziest things that nobody understood. My opponents had no idea what my faces meant so they assumed that when I didn’t raise,my cards were not good and they would raise and raise. When it came time to show, guess who took home the pot.

The moral of this little story is that you have to be creative. This is step two of poker (after learning the basics and learning them by heart), body language is very important. If you are known as a newbie and you come in they will expect you to show your cards loud and clear through your body language. You can mislead and kill your competition with a good poker face.

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