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For me it is not about body language when an opponent looks at his cards. I'm doing a few things when I'm waiting for my turn. Monitoring the players to act after me. There are players that will give away whether or not they want to play their hand or not before it gets to them. This has an effect of strengthening your position. If you are in mid position ...


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Live poker tends to be significantly different than online. Rules Always protect your cards. That doesn't mean don't let someone grab them and run, it means cover your cards with something. Use one of your poker chips. If you don't, and are in the seats close the dealer, the dealer will rarely, accidentally muck your hand. This isn't their fault. It's ...


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This is a little tricky. A non-verbal check is generally defined as "knocking or taping the table." So a single hit on the table with a fist does generally qualify as a check. Checking in the dark is a completely legal move. And since the bettor would have been next to act after the card is dealt, the non-verbal check motion might qualify as a check in ...


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I think the biggest mistake here is not raising pre-flop. With three people in the hand and AQ out of position I think this has to be a raise, relating to some comments that I read I would be raising here 100% of the time, I don't think playing AQ out of position is great (obviously you play it, it's a monster) and so narrowing the field would be the first ...


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Should Hero have called villain's pre-flop raise, re-raised, or folded? The only thing you can do is call. You've labelled Villian as tight-aggressive and he's made a small reraise after you've opened under the gun. This is a fairly strong sign of strength. Let's look at your options: Jamming: KQs is doing badly against the average TAG players range in ...


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I would definitely raise PF to see where I am. If you dont raise you allow trash to see the flop and secondly you have no idea if your AQ is the strongest A. If you are re-raised you can tighten your villains range PF without second guessing OTF. That alone puts you in a tough spot OTF. I would much prefer to be re-raised and knowing where I am. As someone ...


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Depends on many factors. Like if you have any history on these players and how they play. Personally I would have raised pre with that hand to at least get rid of any silly hands for the big blind. He could be sat there with 2 7 for all you know. But back to the actual question. I would say that you have the strongest Ace. I would expect anyone else to ...


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I used to look immediately, but lately I've been waiting for my turn to look. The stanard reason cited by the pros to wait is that you don't give away any information to the other players watching your reaction. I say meh. Actually, Donkeyfish's response above summarizes more accurately why I now wait: it makes me think. Read this blog post for a little more ...


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Probably the chip glance as the flop, turn, or river come out. Indicates they hit the flp/t/r in some way and their initial intention is to bet. A chatty player is almost always a good hand, especially on the river when your contemplating a call against a player. Shaking hands when betting is usually a monster, not a bluff. I'm far from an expert but I ...


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This is an excellent question. Seriously. One of the top on this site. You can use this technique, especially in multi-table tournaments and heads'up situations. But you have to be very aware of its consequences. Some reasons why you could do this: 1). piss other players off. This works both online and live. If you constantly take 2 - 3 or more minutes to ...


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Hero's flop bet is terrible, IMO. You made only bad arguments for betting on the flop. Do you want villain to fold on the flop? Really? why? Which hands do you want him to fold? pre-flop I'm almost always calling villain's 3bet (depends on table conditions, which you didn't specify). KQs is a good hand, which does well in this spot, both if more players ...


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This things should be declared in the "house rules". Same for the muck rule, if you can muck losing hands without showing after paying the river. Or if it's allowed to show one of your cards in middle of the game to the opponent. etc. etc. You should always put all your chips together over the betting line in casinos. Because in the end it doesn't matter if ...


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for this kind of problems you always have "house rules". the same for showdown or muck hands, sorry I don't know the exact name right now. Did he hit the table before the other guy called to see the river? When it's not his turn, he can't do any action. If it was not his time to act he can receive a warning for that ... (i got one yesterday for folding ...


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I always thought that this was mostly a mental tool for helping players focus on position. If you look at your cards right away, it's easy to stop thinking about anything other than "hmm, I have an ace, but it's weak" or "nice, a pocket pair!" If you don't look right away, you'll be thinking more about the state of the table for that hand, like "okay, I'm ...


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The problem is that you can't teach someone a subject matter if they're not really interested in it. Poker is a great game, but unless the student wants to learn, they're not going to. Imagine you showed up at one of these get-togethers, and one of your friends said, "Hey, let me teach you Chess. It's an awesome game, but it's complicated. You'll love it." ...


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The most important thing is that you should be aware of the fact that you cannot teach poker to someone who doesn't like the game. Yes, it's a great game and yes, I enjoy it very much. But, as much as it hurts, it doesn't mean that my friends should like it too. Judging by what I read, they don't seem to like it that much. So, before everything, make sure ...


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I'm in exactly the same situation, down to every cruel aspect of it. It's actually quite amazing, something that people without knowledge of probability distributions would call a huge coincidence :D . I think the problem in your approach is the fact that you throw a huge amount of information at them. Texas Hold'em (and poker in general) is a game with a ...


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Should our hero call the all-in? No. There are many arguments to this answer: The guy came from the online world to the live play. He might be sloppy in handling the chips, but that doesn't make him a fish, until proven contrary, and he perhaps knows the Baluga theorem, which states that if you have TP and you get raised on the turn, you're likely ...


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There are no rules per say, on how to behave during a poker game,which is why during the game, poker players are known to trash talk their opponents and spoil their concentration. If you would like to know the rules more in-dept you could find them HERE.


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In the thread You linked, there are a lot information about this topic. I try to make a little summary here. Official poker rules doesn't say too much about behaviour at the tables(nearly nothing). There are a document, made by the Poker Tournament Directors Association, that defines a collection of rules to make the game better, simpler and more ethic. ...



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