Texas Holdem Tells

In this situation, you can often continue to bet as normal. Play poker dice using poker hands How To: Its just that I play with people who all know all the fundamental tells. As I mentioned above, one of the big problems with false tells is your opponents have to be good enough to look for and see tells but not quite good enough to see the false ones. If you want to increase the odds of victory drastically in your favor, learning body language just might be your ace in the hole.

1. Making eye contact, or looking away

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In this case, I think it's probably likely that he will mostly avoid eye-contact when bluffing. While this can of course vary and is player-specific, in my opinion this is the most common recreational player eye-contact pattern and it's one to watch for. So having said all that, we have a situation where: As with a lot of tells, getting reads of strength is a lot easier than getting reads of weakness.

There's the possibility that your opponent is tricky, knows basic tells, and is perhaps purposefully mixing-up behaviour to confuse you. I mean, he shows you almost to give you a false-tell, which is way on the tricky side.

It might not even be worth figuring-out tells on this guy. Last edited by leavesofliberty; at It's an old and well-known one, but I do find that players often will quickly look down at their chips if the flop hits them hard.

The Mike Caro "Non-Combat Tells" are useful, and a good starting point for beginners learning to get into tells theory. Originally Posted by Rizzeedizzee. Originally Posted by leavesofliberty. Originally Posted by smokesx. I don't invest too too much in tells but I do occasionally make some kind of motion to touch my lip or put my chin on my knuckles or something when I have the nuts and want a call. Generally touching mouth shows weakness and a lot of players are aware of this tell. Another one is the hopping your foot or leg supposedly shows strength.

Perhaps you've seen the classic Hellmuth reverse tell call. One of the first times I tried the mouth contact I got a guy to snap me off that was in the tank so now I definitely mix it in my game when they're tanking. This is why you have to be careful putting too much stock into tells. They can be used against you. He always sits 2 seats to my left and when he does this and if he is closing the action I always bet regardless of my holding before it reaches him if it's 3 to 4 way action including him.

This has worked at a very high percentage for me against him. Originally Posted by apokerplayer. I would say that if you're attempting to deploy a strategy of picking up tells and you want to focus your attention on fewer than 8 players you'd probably be best to pick up tells from the players at the table with as much or more money in play than you.

I definitely agree with what others have said about being careful because a better player can use fake tells as a tactic against you. But, if you feel you have the ability to detect fake tells vs real tells I'd say you're best off detecting these from those who can yield you the highest earnings. Originally Posted by Cckid. A tell I've seen in many people over the ears is one involving the eyes.

When I am put to a tough decision, I will really stare my opponent down to see if I can force this tell out of him. A lot of people when bluffing and really nervous and getting stared down for a bit will have the following reaction: Because they won't be breathing as well, and there body is tightening up somewhat, their eyes will become somewhat glossy like a drunk person.

It's involuntary, so It's not something the person can fake. I have found this one to be quite useful. You just have to make sure that they aren't really drunk and that this change in their eyes actually happened during the hand. As with all tells You need to have a basis of what they 'normally' do in order to establish the 'change' being valid.

This is the highly touted 'comfort' tell you will see on Live at the Bike. Watch as their hand moves closer to the chips, there will be involuntary shaking before contact that stabilizes somewhat once they get their hand on them.

I can fully admit that I was concerned about losing all my profit from the previous 4 hours in one hand. I was in Seat 2 and the opponent was in Seat 7 so I don't think he noticed. Thankfully I was rewarded by the deck and didn't have to sweat the River action as my opponent basically mucked as soon as the River came out.

Preflop - before calling, glance down at the hands of the players behind you. They'll often already be getting chips ready to bet or cards ready to fold Flop - watch faces not the flop - staring at the flop means they missed. Looking away or looking at chips means they hit River - checking hole cards on the river then betting means they've got it. My recommendation is to just keep paying attention as much as possible.

When you're not in hands, be as observant as possible, and try to rely on your intuition as you get more experience. I have had this happen to me 3 times this month so far one in MTT and twice in cash game. When a player literally leans back and crosses their arms looking super chill.

Every time I am shown a bigger boat or simply a monster overpair trying to make a decision for TPTK on a dry board. This for me on the fixed betting comes mainly from OMC types or those with a spazz bet OOP hoping to not get called with a weak Ax or second pair type hand. Just my two cents seeing if others have these same tells presented to them at the tables.

I've heard of a new tell recently- looking at the pulse in the neck. I hear this is why so many players are now wearing scarfs. Amount of time used to think about a hand The way someone is holding their cards How comfortable a player is acting in a hand their involved in. I find if someone quickly dismisses the flop they usually genuinely missed as long as the action was standard up to that point.

Now if there's been heavy action or theyre raising and looking off into space they often are trying to pretend calm with a big hand. Preloading a fold, i. When this happens i adjust my opening range as if I am 1 seat closer to the button. Looking at your stack. This is just a classic "how much can I win and how much should I bet" tell. Obvious things like feigning weakness "how am I gonna get you to fold this hand? Ok I bet 9 million".

Hands shaking with a big hand. Minraising postflop with a big hand. Staring eagle eyed at the board with a big hand. BB code is On. All times are GMT The time now is Easiest live tells to spot? Zachary Elwood Discussions about poker tells, behavior, and psychology, with a focus on live poker. Page 1 of 3. Send a private message to Yeodan. Find More Posts by Yeodan.

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