Same here. Who needs whatever helping tool anyway lol.
Don't be smart! Also say that poker books are unnecessary, there is nowhere to put your skill. The person is not at all on the forum, but already so advanced. Maybe he will tell us something about the miracle card.
I have three card protectors, and my favorite one has a Gold backing, with Pocket Rockets in enamel on the face. Once in a live tourney an Opponent told me he found my tell, and every time I was going to fold I would have the guard Gold side up on my cards, and every time I had a decent hand I would have the A/A showing.
I had never even thought about this as I usually just cover my cards with the guard until it is my turn to act, sides didn't play any part whatsoever, So for a bit of fun I started to use the A/A face up more often, and sure enough he would fold even before it was my turn to act, because he thought I was going to get involved.
Guards in an on-line game don't exist as there is no need for them, but in a live event I find them invaluable as I have seen players hands folded and snatched up by the dealer even before the player has had a chance to look at them.
Some players do not like to even touch their cards until it is their turn to act, but if they are over the line on a table the dealer automatically believes they have been folded and will muck them, I will always draw the cards back over the line and cover them with a chip or Guard until it is my turn to act, and when it is my turn, then and only then will I look at my hand. before that I am watching the other players to try and see what reaction they have to what they have been dealt.
I'm glad you popped in here. I had no idea either lol I don't think I've even seen anyone use one.. Definitely going to look into getting one for whenever we get out of lockdown over here, and can play some live poker again. *dreams*
Originally Posted by Debi
I don't think you know what a card guard/protector is.
It is something you place on your cards to protect them when playing live poker. I always use one.
I normally dont use card protection but use my chips to protect my cards. Why? If the dealer makes a mistake and crabs your card your out of luck in the hand. If some mucks there cards onto your your folded and out of luck. If you have you hand on your cards or use a card protector of something to protect your hand on your cards you could be folded out of a hand you might not want to fold.
If you play live I highly recommend protecting your hand. This is something I learned the hard way.
I have never used one. I just don't understand why it is needed and have found it of no use to me. I know that some people use it for luck though.
It is used to prevent the dealer from accidentally discarding your cards.
I have 2 sent by poker rooms FTP and PokerStars. In the form of large coins with poker logos.
Probably i have them for about 10 years. As good as new, because i have never used them for their intended purpose
I am not a cat! I am human! ))
I use a card protector...once, the dealer mucked my cards when I was sitting in the #1 seat before I could look at them...can't argue or fight it, so I started using an unpolished piece of Jade as a card protector. On one trip to Vegas, my wife bought me a card protector in the retail shop at the Wynn. Now I use the Cardschat card protector I received when I played in the 2019 WSOP Colossus event with the Cardschat team.
I always bring a card protector and lay it on the table as soon as I sit down. I have had more than one unprotected hand scoped up by an over anxious dealer.
It is not an actual card protector but a the fob from a Washington Nationals key chain repurposed for the task. It is relatively heavy and distinctive with no sharp edges to damage the cards. I've had it for over 15 years now.
Think about just how stupid the average American is. Half the people are dumber than that, George Carlin RIP
I always use one chip from my stack. I had a dealer swipe my set face up into the muck against a two pair. Lucky the whole table had my back, but not the two pair of course. From this experience I keep my hands on the cards when I turn them over.
Yep, just to keep em protected against someone tossing their cards onto mine or a dealer thinking i folded. Also, just for luck or something to distract with. It's just an old 1888 50 cent piece i thought was lucky as a kid. I'm still around even after all the dumb shit i did when i was young, so can't be unlucky right?