7 Poker Mistakes

Written by Rory Monahan

Do You Make These 7 Poker Mistakes?

By Rory Monahan

Here arerepparttar seven mistakes to avoid:

1. Getting Too Emotional
2. Focusing Too Much On The Cards
3. Folding Instead Of Checking
4. Trying Too Hard To "Fool" The Opponent
5. Being Too Consistent
6. Not Adapting To The Skill Level Of Others
7. Not Getting Help.

1. Getting Too Emotional

Don't let your emotions come out atrepparttar 135509 card table!

It's easy to get "into"repparttar 135510 game, but you've got to practice self-control!

By staying cool, calm, and disciplined, you'll be able to concentrate on your strategy and winningrepparttar 135511 hand.

2. Focusing Too Much On The Cards

Remember, poker is aboutrepparttar 135512 PLAYERS rather thanrepparttar 135513 HANDS. Sure, what cards you have is definitely important, butrepparttar 135514 only way to consistently WIN Texas Hold 'EM poker is if you are able to "read" repparttar 135515 other players atrepparttar 135516 table.

Study their habits, watch their faces, observe their peculiarities... and THEN focus on your own hand.

3. Folding Instead Of Checking

Don't fold if you can check! Unless it's part of some "bigger strategy" you've got going (likerepparttar 135517 ones I talk about in my book), then it's silly to fold a hand when you can just check instead.

4. Trying Too Hard To "Fool" The Opponent

Many beginners try to deliberately "fool" repparttar 135518 other players by "acting" a certain way.

This usually backfires.

Most people are good at reading body language, and your pretending will only give you away.

A better strategy is to let your ACTIONS foolrepparttar 135519 other players. Keep your poker face straight and calm and let them fall forrepparttar 135520 bait by making bets or placing action in ways that will confuse them.

5. Being Too Consistent

The easiest way to win easy money atrepparttar 135521 poker table is to just study a person's habits for awhile, and then take advantage of them hand-by-hand because they're so predictable.

Don't be this kind of sucker!

If you makerepparttar 135522 same moves and same bets atrepparttar 135523 table every time you play, other players will pick up on it so fast that you'll be out of chips in no time.

Be "spontaneous" in a calculated way, and be unpredictable. It will frustraterepparttar 135524 other players... and you'll win all their chips.

6. Not Adapting To The Skill Level Of Others

Everyone knows that some of poker's greats are most frequently beat by BEGINNING players atrepparttar 135525 card table.

A lot of professionals refuse to play with "newbies" because they know there's such a high risk of losing and being embarrassed.

So how exactly can these beginners beat these PROS?

It's simple.

Hire A Magician? Definitions And Tips

Written by Noel Qualter

For a lot of peoplerepparttar last time they wanted a magician at their party was when they were 8 years old but magicians don’t just work for children. Adults have always been a great audience for magic because they have defined critical thinking. They “know” it isn’t “real magic” but ifrepparttar 135472 performer does his job right he can bring aboutrepparttar 135473 childlike state of wonder in an adult. A good magician can bring you right back to experiencerepparttar 135474 fuzzy feeling you had as a kid when your grandfather pulled a coin out of your ear.

There are 3 types of magic that are most often hired for events where adults are inrepparttar 135475 majority.

Close-up magic (the most popular choice for people hiring magicians)

Cabaret shows

Drawing room shows

Close-up magic is often seen at cocktail parties whererepparttar 135476 magician mingles amongstrepparttar 135477 guests performing miracles with borrowed objects and simple objects he has on him. He works without a table and uses people hands when he needs to. This is an excellent choice if allrepparttar 135478 guests will be standing with drinks and eating finger food.

Another type of close-up magic that is closely related to strolling magic is table magic. Table magic is performed betweenrepparttar 135479 courses at dinners, wedding breakfasts, balls and banquets. You are more likely to see a short (between 3 – 8 minutes) mini cabaret act that has a structured feel to it. The magician may userepparttar 135480 table but it will be as unobtrusive as possible because at banquets there is a premium on table real estate.

Close-up magicians are being hired more and more for Trade Shows to draw people torepparttar 135481 stand with customised magic presentations. Presentations are designed to showcaserepparttar 135482 features and benefits ofrepparttar 135483 stand they are representing but with amazing magic and not just dry sales pitches.

Cabaret Shows are a great way for a lot for people to see some great magic in a relatively short space of time. Often a close-up magician who has performed strolling/table magic before hand will also do a 20 minute cabaret act after dinner.

There are many different styles of cabaret magician - comedy, traditional manipulation act to music, mind reading etc. The type of event you are organizing will dictaterepparttar 135484 type of cabaret magician you will require. If you would like lots of audience participation and laughter go for a comedy magician, if there will be lots of non-English speakers present then go for a visual act likerepparttar 135485 manipulator and if it is a very business orientated environed maybe a mind reader would be more suited.

You also see cabaret magicians at comedy clubs, cruise ships and also occasionally at motivational events whererepparttar 135486 magic is combined with a motivational speech.

Drawing room shows were almost a dead art for nearly a 100 years. They were immensely popular withrepparttar 135487 Victorians whererepparttar 135488 gentry would all gather to watch a conjurer perform magic. In recent years it is coming back into fashion at private parties where a magician may perform after dinner for 30 minutes or so. This is a taste of days gone by and is close enough for apparently no shenanigans to be going on yet far enough away to use larger effects for everyone to see. This kind of show is most related to a cabaret show butrepparttar 135489 effects are smaller and it is more interactive asrepparttar 135490 audience in only a few feet away.

When choosing a professional magician it is important to choose wisely as in any industry there are “cowboys”.

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