Final Thoughts ->> Run Form The Shaking Hand


Sure, there would be that frown or sigh when a poker player misses his hand, but how could you tell when he had made it? One of the most common tells that has given away a powerful hand has been when a player’s hand shakes.

A poker player would look down to see a beautiful diamond, or maybe that card that turned his two pair into a full house, and when he had bet, his hand had begun to shake. Peter knew, because it was something that had happened to him in the past.

This is why when playing poker, you not only should be looking at your opponents’ faces, you should also have to watch their hands as they place bets.

Whenever you should see a player’s hand shake as he was about to toss his chips in front of him to bet or raise, you should definitely have a monster hand, too – because he certainly did.

Another indicator that a player had made his hand would be when he had looked at it very briefly.

When a poker player had looked at his hand for a long time, either he hadn’t made anything and was hoping the cards would somehow magically change, or he had made a straight and was trying to put the five cards on order in his head.

In contrast, when a online poker player had looked at the cards very briefly, he would have made a good hand. By this point, he had known exactly when he had needed to complete his hand – one more of his suit or one more to have given him a full house.

He wouldn’t have had to stare at the cards very long to have figured this out. Because of this, a quick glance at the hand followed by a bet should have put you on guard.

Another tell that indicated that a poker player had made a hand would have been when he had wanted his friend or spouse to see it. pairs .

If he had shown his hand to the poker player or stranger next to him, he could simply have been sharing his misery at having not made the hand.

But if he had shown it to his wife or buddy, he probably did have something good – he would rather have shown them what a good card player he was.

While the tells Peter had mentioned were common at low-limit poker, not every low-limit poker player had been stupid. Some would have tried to fool you – they would have done the opposite of what the tell would have generally indicated.

Despite the occasional actor, these tells had frequently been genuine, which was why you should have been focusing on the poker game at all times.

Watching your opponents when you were out of the pot would have allowed you to pick up on tells, and that would have earned or saved you money when you were in the hand.


On some websites Peter had heard people complain that the low limit poker games were unbeatable.

Some had said that the rake had been simply too high; others had said that there were too many clueless people (fish) playing low limit stud poker – they had stayed in with trash and then improved on the river card, which had made the game something of a ‘crap shoot.’

Peter had not bought these arguments, and neither should have you. If a rake had been higher than 10%, it would have been too high – but 10% (up to four dollars) had become the standard rake at most card clubs.

A card club had had to stay in business somehow. ( the importance of position )

You could have also overcome any rake by playing solidly against weaker poker players – and that’s what you would have been doing. So many stud poker players out there have been nice people, but they simply had no idea what they had been doing.

They had played at their kitchen tables for dimes and quarters, and thought it had been the same thing at the card club, so they had called when they shouldn’t have and had stayed in hands way too long.

If you had studied the poker odds (see the Appendix) and paid attention to your opponents and the cards on the table, you would have had powerful advantage, and you would have become a good, consistent winner over the long haul.