Poker Tells & Quit looking and learn to read your opponent
In the past few month of playing ive spotted a few tells
that I use live all the time, most of the time the ones that Ive spotted tend to be accurate enough, anyway here is the list of the basic ones that i've spotted.
1. Huge overbets, ususally means a pure bluff, why would the player bet so much ? Ususlly it means that he doent want a caller, usually if i have any sort of hand ill go over the top, usually resulting with a quick fold. I did get caught with this last friday, the overbet was actually from a player with a made nut flush, oops.
2. Neat chips stacks/messy chips stacks. People who tidy up and are careful with their chip stack tend to be a very tight player, the opposite applys to a player whos chips are scattered all over their space. We play with one guys whos chips are always a mess, and true to form he sees nearly every flop.
3. Directed bets, nearly every time that a player throws chips in my direction, i try to raise, he is trying to buy me out of the pot.
4. We also have a player who nearly every time holds the straight or flush, announces to the table "oh there is a straight out there" EVERY time he says it, he has it. Hilarious, but not there is always someone that calls him down just to double check.
5. Big rookie mistake, we have one of even two players every monday who are actually holding their chips in their hands before it is their turn to bet, its very easy to delay your action for 2 seconds for a look around the table to see whats coming. The better players at the table do this to discourage betting but usually the rookies dont see this.
6. Shaking hands, the first time that i ever played in a live game this happened to me, about an hour in i hit a nut full house, and there was loads of action ahead of me, when it came to my turn to act, i literally could not stop my hands from shaking, one of the other players spotted it and folded as if he was holding 7 2 , he dropped a made flush. If you spot a players hands shaking, FOLD.
Thats it, ok guys feel free to add your experience.