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How WSOP's Daniel Negreanu uses someone's appearance as a tell

How WSOP's Daniel Negreanu uses someone's appearance as a tell

You don't win six World Series of Poker bracelets without a methodical approach and discipline to your game. Poker legend Daniel Negreanu, promoting the streaming service, PokerGO®, told NBC Sports Chicago recently that his game sometimes begins before the cards are dealt, just by getting a glimpse of an opponent.

"Tells are a big part of my game playing live poker, no question about it," said Negreanu, who at 23 became the youngest player ever to win a World Series of Poker bracelet. "And the tells are even more subtle than you might think. It could be as simple as what somebody is wearing, how they're wearing (it), are their nails clean? Do they smoke cigarettes? Do they smell? Is their hair kept? How do they stack their chips? There's a lot of things even before they start playing that are tells I'll pick up on. So it's always been a huge part of my game, the psychological aspect of that."

Negreanu went on to provide a specific example of what an aspect of someone's appearance might say about their game.

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"So if you notice that a guy's hair is disheveled, he's got dirt under his fingernails, dressed kind of sloppy, you can often project that to thinking that his mind kind of is like that and that's aligned with the way he thinks," Negreanu said. "He may be kind of sloppy, someone who's lacking discipline, would go on tilt, play too many hands and maybe bluff too much. And so a player like that, I might look at as kind of like a little bit wild."

PokerGO® is showing classic moments from the World Series of Poker every night at 7 p.m. ET. 

How to watch Liverpool raise Premier League trophy against Chelsea online

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How to watch Liverpool raise Premier League trophy against Chelsea online

The Premier League trophy has come to Anfield.

At long last, Liverpool will raise the Premier League trophy before an empty Kop, cementing their 2019-20 championship.

It's Liverpool's first Premier League title and first top-flight English title in 30 years, so it's a notable occasion. For Chicagoans, think the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Cubs ending their decades old World Series title drought.

So how can you watch?

WHEN: Wednesday, July 22 at 2:15 p.m. CT
WHERE: NBC Sports, NBCSports.com or NBC's new streaming service, Peacock

There is a game against Chelsea that needs to take place first, the game will have no bearing on Liverpool's championship status which was clinched weeks ago. If you want a more specific estimate on what time the trophy raising ceremony will happen, it'll be closer to 4:00 p.m. CT.

NBC Sports Network will also air a special, extended 75-minute episode of Goal Zone starting at 4:15 p.m. CT.

Liverpool has already been engraved onto the base of the trophy.

And if you absolutely can't wait to see the Premier League trophy adorned in red ribbons inside Anfield, EA Sports has a rendering of what it will look like.


Race and Sports In America: How to watch on TV and stream online

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Race and Sports In America: How to watch on TV and stream online

Damon Hack is sitting down with a number of prominent athletes and sports figures for a special titled Race and Sports Across America: Conversations. The goal is to discuss the intersections of race and sports in this country, including locker room dialogues, social justice, and how fans can be part of the solution.

There will be two roundtables in the special. The first features Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn, Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph, former tennis star James Blake and Troy Mullins, a winner on the world long drive circuit.

The second roundtable features Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry, NBA legend Charles Barkley, long time Pittsburgh Steeler Jerome Bettis, MLB legend Ozzie Smith and Philadelphia Phillies legend Jimmie Rollins.

Here is when, where and how to watch.

DATE: Monday, July 13, 2020
TIME: 7:00 p.m. CT
WHERE: NBC Sports Chicago, NBC Sports Network and the NBC Sports App