Poker Superstitions?

Stick66

Stick66

Legend
Do you have any personal superstitions relating to poker?

The reason I ask is because I have this strange one: I cannot speak numbers when I talk about my poker progress. I had this before my CC bankroll thread but I thought typing didn't count. As soon as I bragged, I took a dive. Before that thread, I'd always have a bad streak the day after I told my wife how well I did in dollars. Now, I just say "bad" or "good" or variations of those. I know it's stupid, but I just go along with it.

If you have any poker superstitions, share them here!

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On a related subject:

I read about an old, widely-held, poker superstition that I thought was interesting. I read that most old-school poker players do not like to deal with $50 bills! There were 2 reasons given:

1) Counterfeit 50's are easier to pass since they are more rare than 100's and cashiers are not used to seeing them as often.

2) In one's personal stack of bills, 50's can be confused with 5's and given as a 5 by mistake. I guess a certain amount of drunkenness might have an impact on that one.

Just thought I'd share.
 
ChuckTs

ChuckTs

Legend
I talk to the poker gods in my head :D

"Ok...you've tortured me today with bad beats; pleeeeease let me win this AA overpair vs flush draw to make up for it :eek:"

Yeah that's right...im nuts...
 
adam57

adam57

Guest
I never click on the lobby button in tournaments, the ones that show how many people are left and break down the money. as soo as i think about where I am and the average stack and the money i play really bad. It may be all mental but it happens every time. I also have the same when i start to brag I do really badly. My third one is never playing from the hours of 6-7 and 11-12, thats when Seinfeld is on. I was watching it when I saw my 600 dollar bankroll dissapear after my A high straight get busted by a royal flush
 
stretch833

stretch833

Guest
MrSticker, you are correct about the 50s. Most players in any casino think they are "bad luck" and will not use them.
 
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