Poker is a game that everyone can enjoy, be it at home in a friendly game among friends or online for fake or even real money, but how many people enter into a real, high stakes professional poker game with a vision to actually win? With the help of Derren Brown, a pensioner named Ann did just that!
With no real prior knowledge of poker, and only limited exposure to card games such as gin rummy, Ann was taught firstly the rules of poker, winning hands, odds etc and was also taught body language skills to try to tell what card an opponent is holding. By looking for tells, and remembering the rule whereby players with a weak hand will try to appear strong, and vice versa, Derren teaches Ann the skill to read amplifiers given off unconsciously by other players.
By remaining calm and relaxed, Ann develops newly amplified intuition, enabling her to better read her opponents, and look for weakness that may give her the edge.With lessons in body language and a week to polish skills, Ann is entered into a professional poker match against five of the best UK professional poker players:
Although Ann came second in this contest, it just goes to show that, given proper training anyone can play against the big boys. Now, not everyone has someone like Derren Brown to give them the winning edge, but given some study application of poker principles, you can dramatically improve your chances of success. And what better way of practicing your new skills than by joining a free table online or entering into a freeroll tournament before getting down to a real money game.Don’t forget when you’re ready to play for real money, you can make great savings by signing up for rakeback deals with Rake the Rake.