Originally Posted by wanted2090
When does it make sense to show the hand and what would be the reason to do so? When is it better to not show the hands? I usually never show my cards even though I won.. I dont want my opponents know my playing behavier.
Like everything else, it depends. If it gets folded around to me in the BB, I always hit the "Rabbits" button since it makes no difference. If a lot of players are showing, then I'll show in cases where it makes no difference, like if you put in a big 3! and everyone drops, then show the pocket aces or kings, they won't be surprised by that, and you reveal nothing. Or you flopped a Full or Quads, again, they won't be the least bit surprised you had that. That way, you look like a sport to the other players, and good public relations are a part of the game.
Other times, I might show if I've been running card dead, haven't played a hand in six orbits, I just might go ahead and show after I finally raise it out of the #1 hole with (7,2-o) to keep 'em guessing. (Although it's better if you flop something like (K,2,7) and stack a Big Slick.) That can, however, look like you're conning them, and they may not be conned. Depends on how astute they are.
There are other times where I will never, ever show. One reg was a definite Level-2 thinker, and I triple barrel bluffed him several times with nothing. No way in hell I'd ever
show and clue him in. I never show a big lay-down. If I have to muck the underfull, no way in hell
am I letting them know. That's a very bad habit, and when Mr. Fish shows he had me beat after I drop that nut flush after his river shove when the board paired on the end just confirms the accuracy if my read on his play.