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I find it in very bad taste to show the cards, they can be manipulated in different ways on the contrary
 
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I don't play live much but online I show very rarely. Usually I'll show if I think I can gain an advantage by showing a bluff but most of the time I don't show because I don't consider myself good enough to show my cards and give away information for free. I think live is the same thing I probably wouldn't show my cards ever even if I were being harrassed because poker is a game of information and my opponents can use this against me.
 
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Used to do it in the beginning but if someone is on MTT then i think it is an extra hassle!
 
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I show a lot and won a few tourneys!
 
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Everyone should know for themselves whether they are showing or not, but as far as I'm concerned, I don't show and that's not in home games either. When you show, you reveal more information about yourself than you would like and the opponent can then use that against you
 
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So i play in a home game at 1/2 dollar blinds and i run good enough to profit just about every time I play there. So I am weird about showing my whole cards as I had played in my local casino in the past and gain an advantage by not showing my cards. So just about everyone at this home game likes to show their cards and I am the only one who has a problem doing so and am just about being harassed into showing sometimes so I have been showing at times. I also don't ever ask to see anyone else's cards so I think I shouldn't feel bad if I go back to not showing them at all as some of the players there have been gaining too much information from this. Should I feel bad about this?
The only time I show my hand is to misslead the other players, if they want to see my cards they need to pay!
 
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There is a big difference between showing your cards in a game that is really competitive, like in a big online tournament or in a casino or a medium stakes cash game where every piece of information you give away for free to opponents takes you away from the main objective which is profit as much as possible, than when you're playing at home with family and friends or a freeroll just for fun, where at the end of the day it won't change the outcome much.
 
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this is a matter of player tactics, as I have already found people at the tables who showed their cards whenever someone folds, to guarantee them that they did the right action, so that later on they could bluff and make them fold...
 
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I find it odd when people show to prove to me that they had it when they bet, or that they had a pretty good hand when they fold. If they had it, isn't it better to leave me wondering? If they show folded a good hand, I now know that they're not too sicky in those spots, and can bluff or semi-bluff.
 
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I never show my cards. My opponents don't need to know my strategy)
 
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Never show my cards. If opponents want that mind of information they have to get to a showdown to see it.

On the other hand though I am the sort of guy that will ask to see an opponents hand if they are going to muck. Bad etiquette but valuable information knowing what they are calling down with.
 
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In my experience, the result is that sometimes it is worth showing the bluff to a player who is just starting out and has little experience. Next time he will check your highest hand when he hits something himself,
 
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As consider Me, I try don't to show my cards... Why?!. And generally, why do I need to give anyone important information about my hand?..
I think, I'm doing rightly! That's all!
 
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If you show your cards then you are giving players information about how you play unnecessarily. I show mine occasionally especially when I bluff just to let the know I don’t always play just winning hands
 
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never show
remain mysterious.
keep them wondering
 
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don't show them in general where the live game is prohibited to do so, as it alters the decision of the other players
 
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you choose to show maps yourself or not if you decide not to show it, then this is normal and you should definitely not feel bad about it
 
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If your opponents want to see your hand, let them pay for it, there's no reason to worry
 
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You should not show your cards , either you have the nuts , either you have a bluff , it's not a good idea to show your cards , especially if you play with good players . Less they know about how you play , better for you .
I would only show my cards if there is a fish on the table , and he is very nice and he ask you if you can show what you had , then i would show him , but otherwise I would not show my cards .
 
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i never show my cards no matter what. one has to go for sd to see my hands
 
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In most cases, no. Poker is a game of incomplete information, and when you show your cards to your opponents, they get free information about you. If you want to show your hole cards in the hand, make sure you have a good reason for doing so.There will definitely be someone at your table who will pay attention to your every action and analyze it all. For an experienced player, any information is the key to defeating you. It is better for inexperienced poker players to show all their hands, as they may incorrectly calculate their chances in the game.It happens that the desire to show your hand is kept purely on an emotional level to prove something to one of the players at the table. Emotions should not exceed common sense and be guided by your actions. Your decision should be based on tactics, strategy and poker rules.
 
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I think it's a matter of taste... some like to show their cards and others don't... others use it as a strategy... in short, there are many reasons to do it or not do it... personally I don't do it, it's not part of it of my strategy
 
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I don't like to show my cards, because I'm giving out information about my game to the better players, and the weaker player isn't sure he understands what I'm trying to make him believe anyway. Showing can be used to mislead, but I prefer not to live like that, but it's okay if someone likes to show their card.
 
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It is your right not to show cards. Moreover, you manage to be the best among other players. It is not necessary that they study you and be able to counteract your game.
 
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It is your right not to show your cards, and no one can tell you what to do. And as you say it is a leak of information to show your cards. Sometimes when we participate in a home game, is it also an exercise for the players of the club, so that's why they ask you to show your cards. But again it is your right not to show them!
 
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