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Like you didn’t know already….But the good news is, all those little tells that give him away at home when you ask, “Does my bum look big in this” also apply at the poker table

Forget that old chestnut about looking you in the eye if he’s telling you the truth. Men learnt to gaze deep into their mum’s eyes and wear blind it wasn’t them with the evidence still warm in their nappy; in fact the reverse is usually true. Usually, if a player is sat there with the stone cold nuts and desperate to hear you say “call”, he will be looking anywhere apart from directly at you because he wants to seem weak and not give away any indication of strength or confidence. (Poker tables being possibly the only place you will ever see a man want to appear weak…)

A couple more indications of big fat porkies are his breathing and his speech. A common urge is to get the lie out as quickly as possible, so if he suddenly speeds up his chat then he might just not want a caller. Likewise, if he thinks his 2 5 off just might not be ahead on a board of KK10J Mr Homosapien will start breathing from his chest rather than his stomach. And possibly hyperventilating if you think about it for too long!

Apparently the best way to tell a lie is to try and relate it to an actual event that did happen, just not when you’re claiming it did. This is because you are telling a sort of truth, your body doesn’t consider it a lie and so you appear very relaxed. So when you move all in on someone you think is bluffing close your eyes and try very hard to remember that time you flopped a full house AND got paid. Just don’t convince yourself so much that you end up proudly turning over your Jack high when the other person folds.

B Raggers


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