Picking Up Tells on the Flop

When the flop is being dealt you should be looking at the other players faces and body language not at the flop. See if they make a facial expression that indicates strength or weakness or notice if they move toward grabbing their chips. If they reach towards chips they likely have a hand.

Additionally, players who look away from the flop generally have a strong hand. They want to seem disinterested so they look away. Players that stare at the flop often have nothing. Remember this is a game about reading people and you need to pay attention to the non-verbal cues if you want to be a winner.

This skill will also be a big help to you professionally. Sometimes you learn a lot more from actions than you do from words.