Originally Posted by nab76
this is something i have thought about ALOT and to me i think players are better of not shuffling, it can be a sign they are anxious or excited or even worse scared.
- IMHO, chips shuffling or chips flourishing can work to our advantage. There are more pros than cons while doing it. To name a few: release some tension/stress; staying awake; focus; hiding some tells and so on...
And it looks very cool doing it out there at the table. People love fancy stuff, just like in any sports like basketball - a killer crossover or a hang time move looks awesome. But concentrating too much on chips flourishing rather than concentrating on your game will definitely do you more harm than good!
If you want some more reasons why it is advantageous on your part to learn this thing, just send me a PM so i can give you the link about this subject. (I don't know if i can just post the link here).