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Hellmuth looks a bit inebriated, or is that just a bad picture?

I'd love to hear more about your conversation with Hoyt...is he as intimidating away from the tables as he is at them?

nw


I think Hellmuth had a few drinks before that pic. Remember, open bar.

Hoyt is a (pardon the expression) holy roller. He believes that everything he has, all of his abilites, etc is because of the man above. And he'll never pass up a chance to sell you on that issue as well.

I talked with Hoyt about people. How people carry themselves, how they dress, how they stack their chips, if they count everyone elses chips, if they know how much it's costing every orbit. How people make their bet. 1 hand, 2 hand, count the push, state then count out. Breathing, pulses, tones. Tappy feet that all of the sudden stop. Eyes wandering. Hoyt basically laid out a large number of charachteristics people exhibit.

New table? Look to see who has all the small chips. That's the one stealing pots.

People constantly looking to the board, they are less likely to take risks.

Breathing is very difficult to control for most players.

He's a guy is in tune with everything that goes on around him.

He recommended a book. The Psychology of Poker. I plan to pick it up today and start into it. Too bad my live play will be quite limited for the next few months.

-Ryan
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