re: Poker & Tips for live cash games ??
Originally Posted by SavagePenguin
Then you are unique. This is one of the most reliable tells in poker.
Let me grab Karo's book...
Reliability is 98% for weak players, 96% for average players, and 90% for strong players.
Far be it for me to disagree with the mad genius Mike Caro but... well... I disagree with Mike Caro.
The tell is that if they stare at the flop for a long time they've got a weak hand, but if they only take a quick look then they've got a strong hand, right?
While it probably works a lot of the time, I don't think it's 98% accurate, or even 90% accurate.
Take a weak player that flops a straight, for example. They'll stare at the board for a while just to make sure that yes, their T7 definitely slots
into the J98 board and they've definitely got a straight.
Also, some players will have a "rabbit in the headlights" moment when the flop a big hand - they might keep staring when they flop top set or something.