Study: Reasons for Actions at the Poker Table
I'm conducting an informal study to explain the reasons why certain actions are done on the poker table, and why poker players take that length of time they take to do carry out such actions. As such, I need the help of the CC members to help me figure this out.
For example, I have filled in the basic reasons for a, Slow Call, Fast Call, Slow Check, Fast Check, Small Bet, Big Bet, Moderate Bets, Small Raise, and Big raise (raise by more than the pot). These delayed or prompt actions may hint how strong or weak of a hand the opponent has. Of course there is the obvious explanation for a Fold, so that won't be included in the study.
Here it is:
- a slow caller may be calculating odds
, and therefore has a potentially strong hand
- may be slow-playing a big hand
- Likely paired up with one of the higher flop cards
- May be slow-playing a strong hand
- Player may not have weak pocket cards which are not worth risking chips on
-May be hesitating on whether to semi-bluff or see the next card for free.
- unhesitant to see the community card for free may indicate a weaker hand
- May be semi-bluffing
- Possibly holding strong cards, and is slowly persuading the opponent to increase the pot
- early big bets indicate pocket cards
- late big bets indicate a strong hand being made by the last flipped community card.
If anyone else has any input to this study (and I'm sure you do), please feel free to post it on this thread. After all, this knowledge base is meant to benefit all of us. Thanks.