Get the Info On Online Poker Tells
In a land-based casino or card room one will find flesh and blood poker players who act differently. These poker players make small talk. Some flirt. Some make jokes. And some even get angry with other. When one poker player, obviously a newbie, shows that he is confused, the other poker players are willing to extend their help and advices. The gorgeous and sexily dressed waitresses show sympathy and support by offering free drinks. And the dealers hold friendly conversations with the players.
With all these events happening in a land-based casino, one can easily find poker tells. One poker player may surreptitiously take a deep breath after taking a look at his pocket cards. This may mean a strong hand. Another poker player who, during the first two betting rounds looked nonchalant, is now almost hunched closely to the table. And then there is another player who cannot prevent the look of disgust on his face upon seeing the fifth card or the river card.
Obviously, none of these can be seen in an online game. Thus, the popular belief of most poker players is that there will be no poker tells in an online game. But, if the poker player is alert to the responses of his unseen opponents, he will arrive at certain poker tells that are found only online.
For example, the poker software allows a player to click an action button on the menu even before his turn comes up. Of course, this chosen action (check, bet, call, fold or raise) is not carried out or shown to the other online poker players until his turn comes up. But when his turn arrives, the pre-selected action is shown as an instant response. An instant response is definitely a poker tell.
An instant response may mean that the poker player made a relatively easy decision. And if that response is bet or raise, the poker player is probably holding a strong card. But sometimes, such instant response can be used as a bluff. That is, the poker player may be holding a weak hand, but since his response was instant, his opponents will assume that he has a strong hand and his opponents will fold, leaving the poker player who bluffed as the only remaining active player at the last betting round.
Aggressive players are also easy to spot even online. They bet and raise more often than the other players. Loose or tight players can be identified by observing their betting patterns. And even players who are on tilt can be identified. Thus, there are poker tells that can be observed and used in online poker.
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