Costly table talk

Osmann

Osmann

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Today when I was playing $200 PLO8, somebody had to gloat when he called my $40 bluff on the river. It was a good call, and not one of those desperation calls you often see people make, so he was doing something right. Anyway the talk went something like this:

Opponent: I knew it!
Me: Well, good for you!
Opponent: I knew because I've been watching you


I was playing 3 tables with this guy, and I hadn't even noticed him at any of the tables. So I had no read on him whatsoever, and he obviously had a good read on me, but he just gave me some very valueable information because he couldn't keep his mouth shut. I continued to play 3 tables with him for around 2 hours, where I played several pots with him and the information he gave me proved to be very valuable. When I had the goods I could make a potsized value bet because he "knew" I was constantly bluffing, and when I would normally bluff I just checked it down, and this saved me a bundle to.
If he knew this, I'm pretty sure he would have kept his mouth shut:)
 
Lo-Dog

Lo-Dog

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Nice Os! The hunter became the hunted. lol
Goes to show all the things that go into playing poker and how you can capitalize on an opponents mistakes. Like JP said in his blog, this game is HARD.:)
 
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AceZWylD

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WTG on taking something simple like a person bragging about their observations, and using that to your advantage.
 
JessieBear15331

JessieBear15331

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YAY Os! Great way to make someone eat their words. Maybe now he'll either shut up or think twice before speaking!
 
ChuckTs

ChuckTs

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nice job cleaning the info-blabbing ATM out, Ozz :)
 
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mec1331

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Nice Job! I love it when people give you information. I see it happen plenty of times when kids will even say stuff in the middle of the hand to give away what they might have. This information is often very profitable
 
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