Today's tip- Always wait until it is your turn before you look at your cards. Many amateurs can't wait to see what they are dealt and immediately look at their cards the second they are dealt. This is a bad move. What you should be doing is taking the time as the cards are dealt to study your opponents and their reactions to the cards. Also it is a good idea to not give any necessary info away on your hand until it is your turn to play. Many will look at their cards and look either disinterested/very interested, giving away your intentions to previous bettors. The best time to look down at your cards is when it is your turn. While this may seem a very benign action, it WILL help your game in the long run.