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I only show my cards when I playing home games with friends, just for fun. But in online games, I see no reason to attract the rage of any player. Honestly, I prefer do not appear too much for others players until the right moment.
I rarely show but when I do its always a winner usually because i been bluffing a lot. I don't want people knowing when i bluff plus i think its rude and a cheap strategy trick that doesn't work on good players anyway. Plus I know that feeling and I don't want to needlessly make other players feel bad do that enough by taking their chips.
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Never show your cards, never show up other players..
You never show your cards. Look at it psychotically, many players will take extra chances to attack a player they see as a "bully", showing them up with their bets, or bullying with bluffs, and shoving it in your face, by showing the bluff.
The less you antagonize opponents, the less reason they have to take extra chances, just to take you out.
Very rarely will I show a bluff. I've got to be at the same table for quite awhile with the same aggro player/s. I'm a tight player and knowingly am going to be viewed as one. So If I can get in a hand with an aggro who's been bossing around the table(namely me), I can tell a story in a hand that I was strong but really just holding low connected cards. Flop comes away with Aces or King Queen, and I get to be the first to bet, I will throw a pot plus 1 bet and when the player folds, I'll show off my bluff. Just to show I can to the table I don't wait for Aces only to play a hand. Obviously doesn't always work as I've bet in to their big, big hands at times, but the 3bet I can fold away. If that Aggro player had the big hand, seen me bet it out trying to bluff, and they 3bet back with it, they should at least have a different idea of the player I am. Ideally, what happens is I don't get a blind or two attempted steal late game.
I generally don't show my cards unless it's mandatory as I don't want to give any information to my opponents. However, if I decided to show my hand sometimes, I would choose the games I bluff because my opponents would make a false impression on me as I am a conservative player.
No, I don't show anything to anyone... I am not such kind of person...
Now, seriously I think it's rather a bad habit of the inexperienced players, as any information can be used against you. Each time you show your hand you give away that information. So why helping your villains to beat you?
Should you show your bluffs or is there certain spots in a tourney to do this? Ring games?
I am still a beginner. So, you can take my words or not, you decide.
I think show your bluff will work on a very tight opponent. Show them once or twice, so the table will think that you have wide range. After you convey that you're wider, I think they will also widened their range and if that happen, you start to play tight.
On a loose opponent, I think it will have a backlash. They will started to be more aggressive when they heads up against you and if you're not ready, you will fold often. However, if you have a nuts (monster hand), you can have a good return. So, I think it's good to show when you bluff once in a while, to make villains think, especially if you're a tight player by default.
I think you should only show your bluff if you have a strategy that involves making sure the next hand you play you have the nuts. This can also work vice versa. That is showing a great hand and then proceeding to bully the table right after.
Rarely do I show a bluff. If the opponent is a supper nit and I want to loosen them up, maybe. I will also show my hand once in a while if I am running crazy and I think they think I'm bluffing or playing any two. Nothing worse than AA getting cracked a random two pair like 7-2 off.
I prefer never to show my cards unless others call my final bet and all hands are shown. As they say "pay to see them" so with that thought in mind not showing keeps them guessing on what you really had as a hand.
I have seen "bingo players" show hand after hand of their "rags" only to lure you in when they finally have a solid good starting hand or hit on the flop.
You do not want to raise potential bluffers, if you do not hold a weak hand as well.
They will just fold to your Reraise. In this spots it is almost always better just to call with your better hand, if you put them on a bluff, because then they will keep bluffing and you can collect their chips.
I don't show my bluff a lot it attracts unwanted calls in the future! But if I raise up with Aces or kings something good and I get the table to fold, I will often show my big pair! Now when I'm bluffing they think for sure I got a big pair!
I hardly show my cards after a hand, even though it is a bluff ... because when we reveal it, we will be giving information that will be used later by my opponents. I think Showing a bluff is a big mistake.
In poker we don't always win, so we must know when to stop when we're losing. everything has a new beginning.