Author: Jack Reider
There are many reasons to want people to think you are an inexperienced poker player and here are some ways you can make them think that.
The poker rooms host or hostess will walk you to your poker table. The people at the table will be expecting a new player and will be looking to see who they will bring over, so make sure from the moment you walk into the casinos poker room you have your gambling face on. The bluffing in poker does not start at the table it starts the minute you enter the room. They will be looking to size you up, so make sure you throw them off from the get go, this way all assumptions they make based on that first impression will be wrong. Look around the room in amazement; maybe even stumble a bit because you were looking around and not where you were going.
In an online poker game you do not have to worry about making faces or noises of pleasure when you get a good hand unless you are on webcam, but when you are playing texas holdem in a casinos poker room the other players are watching you to see your expressions during the deal and when the communal cards are being turned over. When you have a really bad hand and are going to fold make sure to let it show on your face. Then when you fold people will think they have a read on you and will always rely on your face to show what you have this can allow you to bluff them from time to time.
The first time you have a good hand raise the pot and keep raising it till it becomes obvious that you have a good hand. If you do this once or twice people will think you are an idiot and fold, but after that they will easily fall for a simple bluff from you. When you have a bad hand you could keep raising and chances are they will fold, but you must have good hands on the first two times you try this. If your hand is not that good someone may try to challenge you. I do not recommend trying this unless you have a full house or better.
Make sure that after you first sit down you are playing poorly. Bet when you have nothing and stay in every hand even if all you have is a wild card. I would assume that a fish like that was just really stupid and I would look forward to taking home some of their money, and this just sets them up for you to take their cash to your bank.
They way you dress can tell people how good a player you are. If you go into the casinos poker room and sit at a texas holdem poker table dressed like someone who is a professional player at the cheapest table in the house, with all the sponsors on your shirt, a hat pulled low over your eyes an a dark pair of sunglasses, everyone would not only assume you have never been in a real poker room before, but they will think you a fool and laugh at you. They will not suspect you to be a hustler, but make sure to play badly at first. If you dress like that and you start winning right off people will think you to be a professional player.
Always Remember you want people to think that you are a first time player, but you also want to win some money, so playing foolish the entire time will make them think that you obviously do not know how to play, but you are not going to win any of their money and they are going to go home with yours. This is not the kind of thing that you need to set up for the next time you are at that casino.
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