Poker is a game based on information availability. A person does not know for certain how superior or mediocre another player’s hand is, often until it is too late. But because poker is a game of human interaction, a person can receive clues from other players based on changes in their physical demeanor or betting patterns. These “tells” can reveal the strength or weakness of a player’s hand. Observing and understanding the meaning of an opponent’s “tell” provides a valuable advantage for the perceptive poker player. From analyzing the way a person stacks his chips to the manner in which he handles his cards, Jan Hargrave provides the reader with the secrets to success at the poker table.
Learn why it is important to:
- Identify when opponents are bluffing.
- Analyze excessive eye blinking and frequent swallowing.
- Recognize the best “poker-playing position.”
- Grasp the significance of why a poker player would handle his chips with his left hand.
- Decipher the meaning of the “liar’s lean.”
- Classify various poker personality styles.
- Figure out the poker player who strokes his chin before he places his bet.
- Learn how to display a “poker face.”