re: Poker & Poker question about betting patterns?
Originally Posted by Dreams of Tragedy
yes...they are your info for online tells, I use this alot against others when i am face with a bet. Online there are no tells you can not see the other person infront of you. the only info to go in is betting patterns
I think OP was probably referring to live play.
In which case I believe betting patterns are still the best way to go. Many players have "tells" such as shaking, peeking, slouching/sitting up. ect., but it's usually difficult to correctly analyze what these "tells" actually mean in any given hand unless you have been playing against said player for a while. If you think you got a read on an opponents physical tell, it is best to couple that with any reads you have on their betting patterns as well in order to have a better understanding on where you stand in the hand and how to proceed.
IMO physical tells are fairly unreliable, and should be used to help sway a close decision, instead of using them as a basis.