Do you ever acquire that itch? The itch to bet, to head to the closest betting house, to find a great stakes game of Texas hold’em, to sit at a Twenty-one table for hours on end. I like that itch. And I really like to scratch it.

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

I once wagered in a weekly poker game. The game was always five card draw. There was a person who bet with us each week who always wore a hat. When he was dealt a good hand, subconsciously, he would begin touching and betting with his hat. Needless to say, he in no way won.

The greatest poker gambler I ever saw was a person who created more movements and signals at a poker table than anyone I had ever met. He was flawless in the way he dressed. Always an pricey suit and tie, shoes shined and nails manicured. He was diligent in this manner. And he was generally brushing his pant leg or rubbings his hands or stacking his chips in neat little piles.

I use to examine him for long periods of time. I would attempt to see if I could notice his tell. Selecting fuzz off his jacket- did this imply he was bluffing? Stacking his chips in a very short pile – did this imply he had a great hand?

Several years later I ran into him in a very bar in Philly and we had a drink. I asked him if he were aware of all those activities he produced or if they were subconscious. He informed me that each and every little thing he did at a poker table was intentional. He said that everyone is generally checking out everyone else’s poker face. They are attempting to notice the the tell.

So his system was to give them lots to feel about. His thinking was if they have been thinking about him choosing a piece of fuzz off his shirt and what it meant they certain weren’t thinking about their cards.

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