This is a discussion on Check in the dark within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; Do you check in the dark? When and why? I don't do this but I've seen others do it and would like to know what
I mean personally I would never do it, but if everyone's calling the BB it doesn't really matter since you can just see free cards at literally zero cost to you. I don't think it ever helps your game though unless you're trying to convince the other players you're psychic or something lol
11th October 2017, 10:12 PM
Poker at: Ignition
I've never done it.
Some fish do it because they think it sounds cool.
Some good players do it because they are playing psychological mind games. Phil Hellmuth, who is not great at poker theory, but is hugely successful, does it quite often.