Rule Watch your own tone of voice

Many poker players make the mistake of having a steady graph-line of growing certainty in their voices that exactly matches their hand. The better their hand, the more self-assured and authoritative their voice becomes. It doesn't take long for expert opponents to calibrate their play to this. It is difficult for almost anyone to keep their voice from steadying out when they have a good hand. One's voice simply gets more firm, confident, and unwavering at such times. A lot of poker players...

Rule The Novocain Syndrome losing without feeling any pain

Another poor use of money that sometimes occurs is using it to lose-without-any-pain . This is an obscure, little-known use of money. What happens is that a cushion of cash permits a player to lose without it hurting. Now this is an attractive state of affairs for many people, one they've always wanted to experience. They are used to losing with pain. For some players, losing with no pain is as close to the feeling of winning as they will ever get. It is just behind winning as a desirable...