Don't watch the flop! Sure, you want
to know if the flop helps you. Every-
body does. So, watch the other players
instead. You (may) learn volumes from
their reactions. In other words, study
your opponents before you study the
cards. That flop isn't going anywhere,
but critical information (reactions
and tells) is fleeting. Never watch
a flop fall again.
It continues to astound me how fixated
most players are on that flop. They
literally cannot tear their eyes away.
It's just basic common sense to watch
the other players instead of the flop.
You probably won't learn anything,
but you definitely give nothing away.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Poker pearl #4
This is by John Vorhaus discussing live play in the Card Player magazine dated Oct. 31, 2008.