This is a discussion on When Do You Look at Your Cards? within the online poker forums, in the General Poker section; I know this is not for online poker but when you are in a table and the dealer shuffles the cards, do you looks yours
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When Do You Look at Your Cards?
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When Do You Look at Your Cards?
I know this is not for online poker but when you are in a table and the dealer shuffles the cards, do you looks yours straight away, or do you like to wait until it is your turn to act? Personally I wait until it is my turn, that way I can see other people when they are looking at theirs, trying to get a read or something
I tend to mix it up. sometimes one card at a time as I get them. sometimes both as soon as I get my second. sometimes 1st when I get it and the second when it's my turn to act.
I always thought it odd to always wait until your turn to act. I guess you don't have any tells whatsoever if you want to make sure the whole table is watching you when you look.
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I have been and always will be contrary to the norm on this. It takes little time to glance at your cards and you will not miss looking at other players when they are looking at their cards by looking at yours right away. All you accomplish by waiting until it is your turn to act to look at your cards is making sure every eye at the table is on you when you look at your cards.
I don't care what anyone tells you Pro or amateur you do not want opponents looking at you when you check your cards if you can easily avoid it.
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This is a thing I change depending on the table,I used to do it the same always but found I was missing tells.
If I know a few players are slow in acting in front of me I watch them first and glance quickly to the people still yet to act for a quick read and then I look at my cards. If the guys next to me are looking like they are trying to get a peak I may switch it up as well. Really depends on the table dynamics,thanks to online I can figure out what I want to do pretty fast. Sometimes I feel naked without my mouse!
At the table I wait until both cards are dealt, then I look at them together. For some reason I prefer to see them together instead of peeking at one and waiting for the other. I usually look while others are looking, then I look again right before I act. 1094
I agree with the right away. I like to see what I have so that when the others are looking at theirs I may be able to see how they react to be better judge the potential strength of their hole cards. And I vary from time to time. To each their own I think.
I agree with this, what are my reasons? I like to watch peoples reaction to when they receive there cards. I watch the facial expression, the way they move their hands, how fast they move after they see their cards. This is valuable information and sometimes even though I see someone call or raise in live I can make a read based on there movement of body, hands, and facial expression. This can be frustrating to other players because it can slow the game down, but as soon as it is my turn i will peel both cards up and assess my situation. I don't go as slow as possible, or even make deliberately long thoughts in preflop situations. Usually by the look of the other players, I already know what move I am going to make depending on my cards. Hope this helps.
Hello all,i think the best time to see your cards is when is time to speak...check call raise.....so opponents cant see reactions ....and you can also see other players reactions and decide what cards they got
Depends on the table. Generally I try to look as quickly as possible or when the action is on someone else. I try to watch the other players as much as I can memorize the cards and look at the table. Of course this is what I think I do. I probably give away more tells and do things I am not conscious of more than I think
I look at them whenever I want, right away, wait a little, or wait til my bet. Most tables I play at have good players, the way I like it, dead pan faces, or fake tells are the norm. Nothing to learn from watching. I let the players represent their hands as play goes on, those are the only "tells" that I trust
It depends on my position at the table. Obviously, when under the gun, you must look quickly to keep the game moving. If I am in the big blind, I take my time and look around, but usually look before the last minute. As others have mentioned in this thread, the longer you wait, the more chance everyone is watching you. So the question is; do you get more info watching others, or can they get more info watching you?
When is my turn to act. First: for missing any information and Second: Is for make sure my decision is about how and who raise the pot and who limp at wich position. Hand can my hand call that hand or not . Thats it for me.
i look at my first card as soon as i get it and then look at my second as soon as i get it. then i watch the others amd start thinking about what i am going to do so when it is my turn i act quickly. i believe this accomplishes a few things. it gives me time to think about my move without eberyone looking at me. it speeds up play, which is good. and if i do give away any tells, then people won't see them because i have already looked at my cards.
All right. Their cards always have time to look. It is better to study the reaction of competitors. The knowledge of human psychology in poker is very important.
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