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The secrets to a perfect poker night

You’re planning to go out tonight and have a great time gambling, but how can you make sure you’re really going to have a successful night? As you might guess, there are indeed some secrets that if followed can get you one step closer to an almost perfect poker night.

Get info about the casino you’re going to play in, the games available, the etiquette of the place and make sure you know some of the poker tells to avoid at all costs. At this point, you’re probably familiar with the most common ones, but you need to go a little bit further. Check out these poker tells and be careful not to make them yourself.

Odd tells that can ruin your poker night

‘The guy who invented poker was bright, but the guy who invented the chip was a genius.’ – Julius Weintraub

Let’s study some of the few known poker tells that might give you the advantage you’re looking to have in front of your opponents. You might have seen them by now, but never knew what they really mean. Now, it’s time to turn the odds in your own favor. Check this out!

Play with the necklace

One of the least known poker tells a player might unconsciously make at the poker table is to play with their necklace. So, what should you do after you spot this? Well, statistics point out that playing with the necklace in the middle of the games means the player holds a strong hand. So, depending on your cards, make your next move.

Count the chips in plain sight

Counting the chips might seem like a newbie move at first sight. But, when things go to a whole new level, this gesture can mean a totally different thing. Counting the chips when the stakes are high and looking at your opponents’ stack of chips point out that the players are most likely going to go all in on the next round. This gesture is a tricky one – players might bluff from now and then and make you fold. So weigh your options attentively!

Avoid eye contact

If you don’t have that much experience in playing poker you might be tempted to say that avoiding eye contact might mean that the player is just only trying to concentrate on the game and on his/her opponents’ moves. But, no! If we’re talking about a beginner, avoiding the eye contact means that the player has either a strong hand or he/she is bluffing and doesn’t want to look at any other opponent for fear not to give them free hints. This is why some say – the most dangerous players can be the ones you least expect!

If you’re planning to have a great poker night with your friends and don’t want to come back home empty-handed, then make sure you focus on all the details of this night: the budget, the place, the competition, everything… Knowing a few rules such as reading your opponents and having a good strategy should also be part of your plan.

‘I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.’  Thomas Jefferson

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