Things people say to get an opponent to call/fold
Youíre in a hand, heads up with a player that just bet the river and you have a tough call. The player then says, ďIf I were you, Iíd foldĒ. Believe him and fold. Iím not sure why they do this. I suspect itís the same as declaring your opponents 4 foot putt good. They hope for the same courtesy. If you do call, they will show the nuts and say I told you. But, In fact, when people talk, itís usually to get you to call.
Here is a list of some of my favorite lines. These are issued by regulars and tourist alike.
Oh, just two of us, I bet!
How much can I bet/raise?
I donít think you have it so I bet (Have what, nobody said anything).
Its only $4 more!
Bet or raise way out of turn. They canít control their excitement. Funny, you will often see the opposite when someone has a bad hand. They may fold out of turn wanting to get rid of it as soon as possible.
When I have a hand, I might say, Iíll try $4 or Iíll gamble $4. So, if youíre in hand against me and say that, if I were you, Iíd fold!