Mistakes at the table with Chris Ohr

September 18, 2009 at 04:27 (Reporting)

Mistakes are something that you can’t afford to make at the poker table. Making a mistake at the table could cost you a lot of money if you get yourself in too deep. So I decided to speak to a fellow poker player that I play with on a regular basis, Chris Ohr.

When I asked Ohr about common mistakes that a lot of people make at the poker table, he was reluctant to answer as to not give me any tips, but I got a little something out of him.

Ohr said, “I mean, the obvious mistakes are people folding out of turn, not putting enough chips into the pot to make the call, or flipping their cards over accidentally, but those aren’t the ones that you really need to look out for.”

What you need to be looking for is something deeper, something in their body language, Ohr says.

He said, “It’s crazy how many people just don’t understand that they are being watched. When I first get my cards, I don’t even look at them. 5 or 6 players at your table are probably going to look at their cards as soon as they get them, so what do you do? You watch and see how they react.”

Ohr added that something as simple as an eyebrow raise can indicate that a player probably has a pretty good hand. If someone is turning their nose up or pursing their lips, you will probably see them fold when it’s their turn to act.

“Just watch people, they will react, you just need to learn how to read that.”



  1. Lily Lee said,

    The interview with Ohr is great because most people don’t understand the game of poker. Since the economy is so bad right now a lot of people are looking to poker to make money. It’s good to know what to look out for when playing.

  2. Ashley Rabe said,

    This is an interesting interview with Ohr. I like that he gives tips to how he plays and kind of clues your in. What might be neat is if you had played a game with him and he told you everytime you gave him a clue as to what cards you had. He could walk you through the whole game to give you tips. An you could make classic mistakes to help beginners learn how to be discrete. Cool interview. Just a thought on how to expand it. Good Luck!

  3. Comments on classmates blogs « Ashley Rabe said,

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