What do you guys/gals think of timing tells
. Do you gain much from them?
To me when someone takes a long time to make a decision, it means they can't figure out what to do or they hate the board.
I used this recently in a tournament. It was on the bubble and I had a good stack but not huge. I raised from MP with 99 and was figuring out what I was going to do if Players CO-BB pushed. I decided I was going to fold if any of them except the shortstack in the SB shoved over.
When it got to the BB, he didn't fold immediately, so I thought, OK, I'll give it up.
But he took so long to do it, I knew he was weak. I mean if he has AK or KK or something, the raise gets to you and you can't wait to click all-in or raise. So I decided to call and, sure enough, he had a smaller pair (66).
I've also used reverse-timing tells. One time I had AA and reraised an UTG raiser. The flop came down all raggy and he checked to me. I used my time bank before doing anything and then just shoved all-in, hoping to make it look like a hapless bricked AK shove. Sure enough, he called with 99.