How Appearing Confident Can Save You Money in a Poker Room

By: Stacy Maxgate


In texas holdem poker the term Fish is used to describe the weakest and least experienced player at the table. You never ever want to be the fish. It is commonly said that if you look around the table and you can not see the fish you are in his seat.

To avoid being instantly marked as the fish make sure not only appear as if this is not your first time in a texas holdem poker room in a casino but that you are there often. Make sure no matter how impressed by the place you are, you appear as if this is just another day playing texas holdem in the casino. If your skills at texas holdem will not allow you to go unnoticed then pick another game like roulette or blackjack.

Make sure you know how to play. Do not come into a casino poker room to thinking you will learn Texas Holdem as you play. This is not Uno it is Texas Holdem Poker and played for real money. I promise you that before you learn the game this way you will be broke and homeless. You should learn to play at home with friends or online in free money poker games against others or against the computer. Then as you improve start to play in online poker rooms for money.

It is very important to blend in well at the table you are playing at. Texas Holdem has a language of its own, and if you want to be taken serious you are going to have to learn the lingo. There are many online sources that will explain all the Texas Holdem expressions, but to know them is not enough you have to make it seem natural for you to be using them. You have to truly understand how they are used so that you understand all the jokes and comments made. If you donít laugh at the right time or laugh at the wrong time the jig will be up and you will be marked as the fish.

I am sure most of us have seen texas holdem on ESPN television and have sent he way to professional poker players dress. Many of them are wearing clothes will advertisements for poker related items. These players are being paid to advertise these items because of their high likelihood of being put on the TV. Some players wear disguises to try and hide their faces from the other players by wearing hats and glasses to hide their eyes. These players know that a small slip up can cost them the chance at winning the million dollar prize, so to make sure they do nt give up any information to another player they try to hide their faces. You are not playing in the big leagues so to try these things will just make you look stupid since everyone will know you are not a professional player by the fact they do not recognize you. This will then make you stand out and risk you being marked as an inexperienced player or "The Fish".

The reason it is best for you to not let others now you are new to the texas holdem poker room in a casino is so that they will not be focused on you. If they know you are new they are going to be testing you on every hand till they all know all your tells and believe me you have plenty of them even the best players have then it is only thru years of experience they have managed to hid them.

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Even though online casinos are illegal many people like Stacy Maxgate continues to break the law by playing games like roulette of one of the many variations played in casinos.

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