re: Poker & Poker Chip Tricks: Opinions and Favourites
I've found shuffling is something that relaxes me and helps me think (of course when I fu** it up then it's just embarrassing and takes all my attention away from thinking ). In terms of intimidation, I don't ever feel intimidated by anyone at a poker table. Our HS baseball coach would tell us "if you step into the batter's box intimidated by the pitcher, thinking he's better than you, and you get a hit off him, it was an accident". That said, I think I'd be a bit intimidated if Phil Ivey sat down at the table next to me. On the other hand, the intimidation would probably be a good thing, because that should be my cue to get up and leave, I enjoy having the chips I have .