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When he was bluffing or weak he only broke open the Oreo, but didn't eat them. When he had the best hand or was strong he'd eat the Oreo. Basically he was rewarding himself with a cookie when he made the best hand or was very strong. Also there are a bunch of other tells from the first scene where Mike and KGB play. They're constantly talking trying to act ...


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I soon stopped looking at my hand at all! This was not only out of arrogance: if I did not know my hand I knew I could not telegraph it to other players the same way they were telegraphing theirs to me. Here is where you know it's bullshit. Even though observation is a powerful weapon, you can't win at poker without looking at your own hand You'd be ...


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It depends whether the hand was in progress or not. I think you are free to tell tells if you like, you will lose out though and will annoy people hoping to exploit this tell. If this happened in the middle of a hand, however, it's different. In general it is considered bad etiquette and may even be against the rules to talk about the hand in progress. The "...


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I used to tilt all the time, then I heard an awesome quote, I'm not sure who said it but since I heard it, it really changed my thinking. "Luck is just probability taken personally" Those times when you're in tilt, and all you can think is "why am I so unlucky in such important spots?", really you're not unlucky at all, you can and will lose with the ...


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Your QQ hand has the greatest value before the flop because it is 1) a made pair and 2) a high one. Once the rocket comes on the flop, your hand loses most of its value, and you should check and fold (calling occasionally to keep people honest) if the rocket comes on the flop, and someone bets. Most people will stay in preflop with A-x. If you are first to ...


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If you're playing a Zoom table where you don't necessarily get to pick up on the tendencies of other players, always try to take into account what the rest of the board looks like. For example, when the flop comes A-X-X, do the XX cards give a possible straight/flush draw? If the board is A-9-8 with two clubs and you're getting action, its likely the ...


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One thing I've seen in tournament play is over betting prior to the flop with JJ-KK if you don't want to see them busted. I try not to do this myself unless I'm short stacked. It is common to see AA by the river since many players will call a typical bet or raise with A+anything. If I have any pocket pair and see an overcard on the flop I'll typically bet ...


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Poker is a game about ranges. As such, there is no cookie-cutter answer to questions like this. You want to figure out the range of villain, and figure out how best to play against it. For example, if you opened in UTG and villain called from UTG+1 and he does this with a range of {AQ+,JJ-99} then it's probably best simply to check/fold on the flop: he has ...


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It depends on the smile. If it's a genuine smile I tend to think they'll be strong. With a fake smile they'll want you to think they're strong but will likely be weak. Look up Mike Caro's Book of Poker tells if you want more in depth on live tells, also look here at part 7 for smiles. I was the same as yourself, when people would look at me I'd just ...


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If I'm the one opening with a raise, I'll represent the Ace/King with a c-bet. If I get called, I'll shut down and look to check-fold to a bet. If somebody calls my c-bet, they almost always have the Ace, or have the Ace beat. From a 2nd level perspective, if I've opened the pot with a raise, the Ace is one of the cards I'm supposed to have in my hand. So ...


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Move allin preflop with nut carts lol. They won't know until it hits them. If you're not afraid to gamble try shove every AQs+. Choose your bet sizing randomly.(PF 5 BB next hand 2 BB)(people will think you can not play) Reraise someone and than show him the bluff(people will think you are drunk and will play like a maniac all the time). Say raise but just ...


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This depends A LOT on: the player's body language baseline in the past, what kind of hands he showed at showdown after doing this whether or not he was happy if other players folded to him in the same situation. Being happy usually means your bluff worked. Being sad means he didn't extract all the value he wanted from the hand and others (obviously, it's a ...


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IMHO, even if you manage to calculate your odds perfectly well, in every hand, if you are sit in a 9 players table, you'd win the pot 1/9 time (in a purely probabilistic way). Now, just try to imagine if your hands are weak before the flop (or turn/river) and someone, for any reason, breaks the odd every hand you play, because he saw you were playing that ...


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Watch people with tells and don't do that! Hint, everyone has tells. Everyone has a rhythm to their game, and everyone gets off that rhythm somewhat when a hand comes along. The players that are toughest to read are the ones that are able to stay on that rhythm when a hand comes along. It is not important to be any particular way, there is no most ...


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I believe fake bet patterns work best for inducing bluffs. At the lower limits that I play, you frequently see players raise preflop, continuation bet the flop, then check the turn if called and they don't have a strong hand. If you are actually holding a monster and think a TAG is floating you, then go ahead and copy this pattern. You'll often get an extra ...


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It's certainly possible to fake tells. However whatever you will show will be a tell, and good players will take note of it. Experienced players at high stakes may fake tells too sometimes. Now, I think faking tells is possible maybe at the beginning of the game when you are fresh and stakes are still low. As you go further in a tournament, or after 5 hours ...


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As said, it is not considered bad etiquette to do so, so it is acceptable. However, if you observe top players playing on TV they almost never do it. They usually fold instantly, giving their opponent the credit for the good guess, which is kinda nice if you think of it. Ex. Dwan vs Ivey preflop bluffs It has nothing to do with balancing your game/image, ...


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In order to not give any hint/tell, it's worth using always the same routine, no matter which cards you played, which moves (right or wrong) you made, how good or bad you played the hand : always do the same things. They'll have to figure out if you were actually bluffing or sorting out a tough decision. For pretty much standard hands not requiring extra ...


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Sounds like you gave out a tell. Maybe you always fold after thinking, maybe you always fold to a donk bet. His confidence seems to come from knowing the strength of your cards rather than his own. I wouldnt use this as information against him, without verifying his range at showdown first.


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On dry boards like your flop, it's generally hard to raise and 3-bet in a balanced way. It's possible, but it's hard to find natural bluffs. I like to just to bet small with a wide range as the aggressor, and call/float wide as the defender on these dry boards. In this particular hand, I'd say a couple more things. Pre-flop he cold called a three-bet out of ...


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It's more than poor etiquette, it's cheating. As a floorman, I might just issue a warning to a new player, but if the offense continued or if the player was experienced, I would certainly penalize him. It is a fundamental principle of the game that you must commit yourself to an action in turn before being able to see your opponent's reaction. Any attempt to ...


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TLDR Routine and cover. Develop routines how you do certain things, e.g. which hand puts the chips in, how you put back your cards, how/when you secure them with a chip (or something else). I also recommend to not talk during a hand, because you voice might be a big indicator. You can also cover up, your most important parts of your body, which might give ...


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If your opponent thinks a snap-check is weak, it could be adventageous to do it with strong hands. However, giving away fake timing tells can be tricky and it is really hard to balance out. I would recommend to anyone to just be consistent with your timing.


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It is not wrong to tank before you fold after a bluff. This is completely understandable and is not bad etiquette. It is up to you if you want to do it though, considering your image.


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It of course could be both. If you just sat down in the game and you don't know the player you are kind of in the dark with this one and need to have a very narrow range of hands that you are going to call with. Like playing online, you calculate your risk. However after you have played with the player for awhile you will be able to be more accurate with ...


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What defines being on tilt is such an interesting subject. Reading through all these answers I can agree that these answers are totally great answers that are relevant to recognizing when one is on tilt. I can also say from my playing experience that I have found exception with most of those answers, I have played angry, I have targeted players, and a number ...


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