When playing poker with a serious winning attitude you must know when to use your poker face. Many people get nervous and answer their opponent when their enemy, smiling and in a jovial tone says “…so you hit the straight.” When you start talking, you give up the read that your opponent was looking for. I cannot describe the way in which it is revealed but you stand a much better chance of not giving away your position by staying silent and moving as little as possible. The best example I can give is an out-of-focus TV set. As soon as you start talking, they start turning the tune dial. It usually doesn’t take much to get a picture and the more you say the easier it is to tune you in. Practice your poker face and when it’s important – don’t say anything.
Cool Hand Luke
Q: How did the movie “Cool Hand Luke” get its name?
Cool Hand Luke, was an iconic film from 1967 that had a number of Oscar nominations including Paul Newman (Best Actor) and George Kennedy. Though George Kennedy won his nomination as best supporting actor, the performance by Paul Newman launched him into the ranks of his eras top box office actors. This scene from the movie contains the answer to the question. Enjoy…
It’s Poker Night!
Paul’s ChiliOur favorite Poker Night Chili. Don't miss the double-dipping and the BLOOPERS at the end!
Poker in Cinema
I wanted to take just a minute and point out the “Poker in Cinema” section below. It has some of the most memorable poker scenes that have graced the silver screen.
For me “poker in cinema” started with the Cincinnati Kid staring Edward G Robinson as the older dying poker pro and Steve McQueen as the young hot talent, hungry for the big game. The first real movie featuring our noble heritage. We also have the final poker scene from Maverick, and Casino Royal. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do. Thanks for visiting!
Poker Night in America
Poker in CinemaGreat poker movie clips...
The Odd Couple
TitanicHere is the poker scene from Titanic. It launches young Jack Dawson on a romantic adventure of epic proportion. “And it all started at the poker game.”