re: Poker & Understanding your Online Opponents.
It was late last night, when I wrote this. 2 am or so.
I am also very new to this (forum posting)
I wanted to talk about how you have to work harder to make reads when everyone is checking.
I wanted to talk about how if someone bets to you...and you have to make a responce....how it is easier to make to make that response if there is a quick check.
Yes you can hit the auto set check if you have the nuts, or are multi-tabling, or have nothing, something and you don't want to bet.
If you actually had something, you must wait until it is your turn to make an according read based on the action in front of you. Once its your turn (If you are already on that tournaments screen) You must now choose to raise/check/fold. If the player does not fold, but takes a long time....The question you must ask is what are they thinking about. You make your descion on paying to see more cards on the table to read your opponent to determine at the end of the 5 community cards if you have the best hand to make a final bet.
If you have a hand. You want to win chips with it.
If you are in a hand and you have 2 other players in it with you.
You are in best position, and both people check to you.
-You have High Pair decent kicker, but everyone quick checks to you.
You make your bet on the pot, one person slow calls.
To help you understand the point I'm trying to make, the rest of the hand matters none.
- Online poker is very hard to make reads, so how should a person tune their game so that they can make accurate reads.
A. Bet the flops, turns, and rivers at which allow more accurate reads.
(Community Cards that provide less possibilities)
B. Checking slow checked crazy possibilities not risking your chips on hands which could allow more "cooler" hands, and have increased caller potential.
C. Making reads on a player based on his overall play.
D. Understanding that the nuts will be slowbet/checkraised/sucked to
E. Most of that starts with quick checks.
I believe people in a majority play this way due to the amount of greed instilled donks out there trying to steal every pot under the sun.
You can make decent calls on how a player plays by hit betting versus the pot on the first hand that is revealed. Make a quick note. If you've seen him slowplay once, odds
are he'll do it again.