In the live poker games I've been playing, there has been lots of table talk. Everyone gets involved. Some questions they ask include:
- Do you want me to call that bet?
- Do you have the flush?
- Do you want me to raise?
As a beginner to live poker, I'm unsure of how I should answer such questions and what the possible implications my answer will have in the opponent's mind. I understand some people say to just avoid it all together, but I'd rather not do that and learn to play the table talk game - which seems to be a game in itself.
Are there some basic principles of table talk that I should know as a beginner ? For example: should my table talk be consistent with my bets - e.g. if I raise, should I always say I want them to call etc. ?