re: Poker & Opponents hand...
Originally Posted by zachvac
it's all about a range of hands. Before any action, the range a villain can have is ATC. When a tight player raises all of a sudden that range tightens up considerably. You assume he no longer has 24o. As he makes more and more actions you can narrow that range more and more. Definitely something you have to learn from experience though. As you work on this skill it gets better and better. Books can help, but there is no substitute for experience.
agreed. Another thing that is important is learning to take good notes and going through the hand histories when players show down thier cards. How they bet certain hands, how they play thier different draws, bluffing frequencies, thier hands that they are playing from different positions, bet sizing, etc. etc. It can be a lot of work sometimes, but if you can pick up a pot or know when to lay down a good hand based on some of your notes it can help you a lot in the longrun