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What is Teddy KGB's tell?

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 ...
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Calling out tells

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 ...
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How to avoid telegraphing the cards in your hand to your opponents?

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 ...
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What impression does a smile give?

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 ...
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What actions can I take to safely convince others that I am a bad player?

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 ...
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Does 'super stillness' emphasize strength or weakness?

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 ...
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mathematical profit

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 ...
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How do you hide your tells?

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 ...
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Giving off subtle, fake tells to sharks. Possible strategy?

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 ...
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Giving off subtle, fake tells to sharks. Possible strategy?

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 ...
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Should you intentionally take long to fold after somebody raises to hide your bluff?

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 ...
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Should you intentionally take long to fold after somebody raises to hide your bluff?

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 ...
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behavior at the poker table after a big bet

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 ...
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Is it poor etiquette to fake all-in on the river?

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....
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How to detect when your opponent flopped a set?

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 ...
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How to avoid telegraphing the cards in your hand to your opponents?

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 ...
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Is there a benefit to pre-checking in online poker?

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 ...
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Should you intentionally take long to fold after somebody raises to hide your bluff?

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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Does 'super stillness' emphasize strength or weakness?

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 ...
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How do you recognize when you are playing "on tilt"?

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 ...
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