Ah, yes ... tells
At my local poker game
, while having a big hand, I accidentally knocked over a pile of my chips. When everyone saw what cards I had, they all said "What a tell." Now, of course, they were all thinking that I got nervous and spilled the chips. In reality, I was just tired and clumsy.
So ... as you might guess, I used this to my advantage. In subsequent weeks when having poor cards and wanting to steal blinds, I "accidentally" knocked over a pile of chips. Got everyone to fold to my raise. Worked like a charm and long as I only did it about once a week.
Sorry if this is a bit off topic, but I just love telling people how much fun I had stealing a few blinds with my "tell."