Are you a poker smoker? Do you carry your chips and your sticks on the same rack? Then rack em’ and stack ‘em because I’m about to tell you the secret to smoking cigars and playing poker!
Step 1: Pick your Poker Sticks!lucky cigars and maybe a flask of your favorite scotch or bourbon. But which cigars should you bring to a poker game? Only the best in order to impress (and confuse) your opponents. I suggest bringing a small variety of different shapes and wrappers. A strong Maduro is essential, as is a mild Connecticut and maybe a nice fat Cuban Robusto. The variety will have your opponents second-guessing every judgment they may pass on you. If you really want to confuse them, try our special Poker Sticks sampler that we put together specifically for this situation! It’s a nice variety of cigars with clever poker name bands.
Step 2: Show them the goods.
Always arrive on time, but make like a cigar and cut it as close as you can! (See what I did there?) You should always be the last one there, but don’t miss call time. This way, you make a proper introduction when you stroll in, shades on, cigar caddy and flask in hand, cash out, ready to ante up. When your poker buddies see that you mean business, they’ll immediately regret not bringing some poker sticks of their own! This is your chance to start a war – offer one (or all of them) a cigar. You want to create as many confusing variables as possible when playing poker. The bigger the smoke screen, the better!
Step 3: Gotta know when to hold ‘em, know when to smoke ‘em!light it up. It will have them wanting to fold and do the same. Then, here’s the kicker – – keep your smokescreen up throughout the next 5-10 rounds, no matter what hand you’re dealt. This is essentially your poker face. Call everything you can afford, play safe, and only raise when you have smokin’ aces!
Step 4: When the smoke clears, push ‘em all in!
So the flop comes and you’re sitting on a high stogie straight. Keep the smoke screen up through the turn and nonchalantly call any small bets. Be careful of face cards and same suits. When the river comes and it’s on you, wait for the smoke to clear and then push all in! If our lucky poker sticks have anything to do with it, you’ll be firing up a celebratory smoke on the next round.
Step 5: The Celebratory Cigar (or the Pity Stick)CheapHumidors.com!
There you have it! Now you can enjoy smoking cigars and playing poker with confidence. Your strategy might need a little tweaking, but let the poker sticks be your guide. When in doubt, puff n’ bluff (but not too often).
Have a better tactic when it comes to smoking cigars and playing poker? Tell us in the comments below!