If you’re looking for poker tells, quit watching the cards

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Most of the time when playing  poker, I'll see players look at their hole cards as soon as they are dealt, then when the flop comes they watch the cards being flopped.  Well if you're looking for "Tells" on your opponents you're looking in the wrong place. 

The poker cards themselves won't give you a tell, so why watch them when you should be watching your opponents face and hand actions. You have plenty of "dead time" to look at your cards.  After your hole cards are dealt, don't look right away, just put your card protector on them and wait your turn for action.  Your eyes should be focused on the Poker Players, watching for any small clue from their actions when they look at their hole cards. 

This is where you might pick up a tell on any particular player.  As I say, a reliable tell is hard to spot, but if you pay enough attention, you will find them, and they can be worth a fortune when you do.

So wait patiently for your turn, but focus on your opponents, not the cards. When the flop comes, don't watch the board, watch your opponents.  The flop will still be there and it won't change, you can look at the flop later before your    Although Poker Tells, an unconscious sign from your opponents as to the strength of their poker hand, are hard to spot and perhaps a bit overrated, if you can pick up on one it puts you way ahead of the competition.  action. It's only your opponents that will give you a tell, not the cards.

This sort of play pays dividends in two ways.  One, you won't be giving off any tells about your hand since you don't know what it is yet, and two, you'll be seeing the physical reaction of your opponents when they look at their poker cards.  So quit watching the cards, they won't tell you anything.  Watch your opponents, that's where you might get lucky enough to actually pick up a tell, and when you do it can make all the difference in your poker chip stack.

Ronnie Rants, poker player, entrepeneur and propretor of PokerUpShop.  The PokerUpShop offers Free Shipping to Us customers over $49 which saves you money on your Poker Chips, Poke Table, Poker Cards and Card  Protectors.

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