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Forget About The 'Poker Face'

Tags: body language, live poker, poker clues, poker face.
Posted on 19 September 2013 by "T".

According an article in The Examiner, one shouldn't look at a player's face for clues whether they have a good/bad hand. That's right! New research suggests an experienced poker player's face won't reveal any signs of a good or a band hand, however, there are still other clues in the body language.

Researches have found that arm movements of experienced poker players were more predictable of good/bad cards than clues revealed by the face. Apparently there's a difference in when players moved their arms to move chips forward to make a bet. The ones holding good cards had more smoother arm movements while the ones with bad cards had awkward arm movements.

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14 comments on "Forget About The ''Poker Face''"

 noonlion19/09/2013 11:26:52 GMT
This isn't very revolutionary - i think anyone who has watched a decent amount of poker has noticed that some players will shove a stack or gently push it in.

The neck vein is another good indicator unless they have a hoodie on - pulsing can mean excietment therefore a big hand.

Tells are like heroin - to be used in moderation, at the right time.
 Pjot19/09/2013 12:05:55 GMT
I'm so bad att tells. Almost like I'm retarded or something. Don't even try to understand them, and I think it is because I've been living with a woman for so long.

She says: Long ago someone went out with the trash.

Me: Yeah, that's interesting.

But what she ment is, from what I recently been told, that _I_ was supposed to take it out! So, why didn't ske say so?

Same thing with tells. How the f*ck can you understand?

When someone shoves the keybord through the computerscreen, I get it: a bad beat.

But from that and on? Naaah... I leave it to the pros.
 imanmp19/09/2013 12:39:47 GMT
i training every day front mirror
 avickter11919/09/2013 17:55:02 GMT
If only researchers could read people, leave alone pros, i think they would rule the poker world. But! Blink
 demodawggy19/09/2013 22:23:20 GMT
There were some poker tourneys on TV a few years ago where they had the players wired up so the audience could see their heartrate readings on the screen! Anybody remember those...?

You could see the wild fluctuations in heart rate and blood pressure depending on how the hands unfolded,....whether it be somebody had the knutz and a big pot,....or if they were in trouble and about to lose big time!

It was very interesting to watch... Thumbs Up
 ELDONKOII20/09/2013 18:31:39 GMT
hahah watched that ep last nite and danchev looked like he had some kind of manic palsy he was shaking that much ;0
 Macubaas20/09/2013 20:51:56 GMT
Frankly this is not something new, i mean face muscles are under a pretty good self control, but other muscles in the body tend to make unwanted moves in stressful situations.

I think hands were always better indicators than the face!
 Pjot21/09/2013 06:38:33 GMT
demodawggy: Yeah, I remember those shows! I must have seen them on the Internet, since we don't have much poker on TV here (a site where you can see pretty much all poker, guess I can't mention the name here)

That was actually kind of interesting, to compare what the monitors could pick up, and what you self could see. (Nothing.)
 Soundlis22/09/2013 07:45:52 GMT
This thing works,not always but works Big Smile yesterday it saved me from loosing some money Big Smile
 Correa22BR22/09/2013 22:36:46 GMT
Its truth, we can see it in live events.
 ShaunDeeb23/09/2013 22:28:25 GMT
online tell only timeing tell,fortunately
 flashfaust0130/09/2013 12:37:54 GMT
I remembered the match of Phil Hellmuth vs David Sands in 2013 National Heads Up Championship.

When Sands bets, he was doing a very strange and annoying robot-like arm movements.

Now I know why he was doing that.
 rrpcool201201/10/2013 09:14:37 GMT
nice research article , i think the all pschology guyz should play poker and they will read any movement and they will win lot money
 doubletop77716/11/2013 12:36:16 GMT
I could never play live poker successfully because i always give it away. Its bad enough playing online because i jump up and down when i hit and my heart pumps out of my chest when i'm bluffing

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