This is a discussion on "How Much Do You Have Left" within the online poker forums, in the Live Poker section; I know that players sometimes use this line to watch an opponents reaction to try and catch a bluff. Is there any tell in particular
idk in this example, but for non-pros a lot of the time you can see genuine surprise by that question, and that's because whatever line the opponent took they weren't really thinking about getting shoved on. It's a way of asking a legitimate question in the game (and sometimes you really just want to know) while also indicating to your opponent "I'm not just deciding between fold or call here".
"How much do you have left" is a daunting statement to hear from your opponent...it often means you're about to face a big raise or all in move...tough to call with just "Good" cards...you need a monster hand to call after that.
The poker brat Phil Helmuth also covers his mouth all the time. He may have noticed he was giving a tell and now always covers to hide the tell.
That is the problem with tells. Is it true or false?
Phil often uncovers his mouth completely when he needs to react to something. This player did not and he was bluffing.
I know when your lips tighten up (get thinner) that is a sign of getting tense, angry, or nervous, or caught of guard, it's very hard to not do this because for most people it's hard to notice they're doing it.
Maybe that's why Phil Ivey always did this open mouth fish look as his poker face :
(and that's probably why Phil Helmuth covers his mouth up)
Here can be used a term called "reverse psychology". As he is covering his mouth and if we all know that is sign for bluff, player who know this can use it this move when he doesn't bluff. So against it, or opposite, that's why is called reverse. If he had something here and knowing all the moves, hands, eyes, face expressions, body movement, really for man who knows all this stuff he can use it to make others think what he want they to think. Quite simple and complicated at same time.
Generally I have found this to occur on wet boards against loose agrrssive opponents who have position on me and generally they are looking at back door draws and gut shot straight draws with an over card on the board. Check into players like this and then raise them pot size beta or push .
Generally they won't ask again. You will either be walking to rail , or he will be cursing you under his breath for "sucking out" on his medium strength unmade hand.