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- Chris Moneymaker getting a live read on Chris Oliver
- Phil Ivey talks about poker tells
- Reading Poker Tells e-book now available
- I'm interviewed on Badugi Allstars poker podcast
- More poker tells in Rounders (besides KGB's Oreo)
- Trying to influence villain to call or fold (false tells)
- Betting motion behaviors in limit
- Poker tells in limit hold'em: A critique of my book by Philip Newall
- Loose hand movements associated with high hand strength
- 2011 WSOP: Martin Staszko's (Possible) Poker Tells
- Watching the players directly to your left
- Another example of Pius Heinz avoiding eye contact with a big hand
- Poker tells at 2011 WSOP Final Table: Pius Heinz' eye-contact tell
- Situations where poker tells are most important
- "Disclaimers": a category for some common verbal statements in poker
- Self-delusion and overconfidence in poker
- A tricky player with a rather unique betting motion tell
- Looking down quickly when betting a weak hand
- Limit players who make it obvious they’re calling your bet
- Gambler's Fallacy and why not to show opponents AA or KK
- Gambler's Fallacy in poker. Defensive chip handling tell.
- A hand using poker tells - an introduction to the book
- Decision fatigue in poker
- Most ridiculous poker hand ever televised
- Great live poker advice from Limon
- Immediate calls and raises, and talking a lot after betting
- Bluffing and hand tension
- Pre-flop looking-at-hole-cards tell
- "Sick Call" Kenny vs. guy with good hand
- Some tells in a $5-10 no-limit game
- Phil Galfond and some great thoughts on poker
- Looking down when betting. Studying body posture.
- Best strategy for playing a limit game with a kill
- A forceful bet on the river and fake aggravation
- Pushing/throwing chips into the pot
- Betting movement tells - betting forcefully vs. betting gently
- Direct eye contact after betting and what it usually means
- Freeze-up bluff tell in $30-60 Limit Hold'em hand
- Facial expressions of strength and weakness
- Checking quickly vs. taking a long time to check
- Limit player who holds chips defensively
- Jeremy Sisto and some pre-flop tells meaning strength
- Acting weak when strong, starring Matt Damon
- Hole card tells in Guts games and 5-Card Draw
- Jamie Gold, lies, and ambiguous statements
- Most useful tells in limit poker
- Threatening-to-turn-cards-over tell
- Kido Pham vs Doug Lee: verbal trickery and making speeches
- Staring at hole cards usually means a weak hand
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Category Archives: Poker Cash Game
A poker tell from $2-5 NLHE; a quick call of a turn bet indicates a high likelihood of a strong drawing hand.
Some thoughts on a limit player who had a reliable tell of looking down at his chips for a second when he was betting with a vulnerable hand.
Thoughts on playing short-handed limit against a group of people who all know each other. Can feel like collusion even when it’s not.
Analysis of a hand on the Pokerstars Big Game show where Joe Hachem tries to bluff an amateur off flopped quad Jacks. I think the amateur gave off some tells of strength.
Continuing to talk about the Gambler’s Fallacy, and how it relates to poker. In this case, players are (mistakenly) less likely to give you credit for a big starting hand if you’ve recently shown AA or KK, so I don’t like to show these cards if I can help it.
The Gambler’s Fallacy is when you think past events influence events, even though they are not linked in any way. I talk about its relevance in poker. I also talk about a specific player’s tell of defensively handling his chips when facing a possible bet, and how this usually means weakness.
My planned introduction to the book, where I picked a hand I played where tells played a big part. I was trying to get feedback on the hand from a fundamental theory perspective on the twoplustwo forums, and there’s a link to that discussion.
Talking about the twoplustwo thread by “Limon”, a professional poker player who lives in LA, and the stuff he shares about
Analyzing a Pokerstars Big Game hand with Negreanu turning the nut straight and an amateur rivering the nut full house. I analyze the immediate calls and raises of the amateur, and his excessive talk on the river.
Observations about a tell that influenced a hand in a $5-10 NLHE game, involving how much tension/stillness a guy’s hands had.
Talking about a specific tell I saw in a $5-10 NLHE game that involved how much a player looked at his hole cards.
I got a chance to play an 8-hour $5-10 NL session at Parx Casino, outside of Philadelphia, PA. The cardroom was very nice; they have 64 tables, and the place seems well-run and is pleasant to be in. They only … Continue reading
Some observations on tells I made in a $5-10 no-limit game.
Trip report of playing poker in St. Thomas, at a place called Sharky’s.
Trip report on visiting the Belle of Baton Rouge, a riverboat casino in Louisiana, and playing a little $2-5 no-limit.
Some thoughts on a specific player I play with and how he would exhibit the looking-down-when-betting behavior. Also some thoughts on body posture and how “weak” postures often mean strength.
Some thoughts on my low self-esteem and anxiety issues, and how that affects my poker game.
Interesting limit hand at $20-40 with me against a guy who tends to hold his chips defensively when he’s weak and waiting for you to act. I had 22 and was ahead, but folded to a semi-bluff raise when he got a great draw on the turn, but I should have known what he had.
Just some mainly boring thoughts on taking a long-term mindset in poker and how you really have to have a good grasp of the variance that’s possible. Mainly I wrote it to make myself feel better because I’ve been running pretty bad at limit.
Some thoughts on applying the staring-at-hole-cards-means-weakness tell to guts-style and 5-card-draw games.
Some thoughts on starting out playing $.50-1.00 heads-up no-limit Hold’em online. I’m not very good at heads-up, having only played it on the final table of tournaments before.
You should present a carefree, aggressive, loose image in no-limit. While many people know this intellectually, I don’t think many people fully apply this to their own game and image. I see too many otherwise-decent players showing tough folds, talking about their strategy, and doing other things that make them easier to play against.
Talk about going to Cabo San Lucas, and about looking for a poker game there. There was a weird, stupid electronic poker table where you played with other people, but everyone interacted through a touch-screen monitor. At one point, I push all-in when trying to check…
Some thoughts on what I think are the most useful tells in limit poker (as opposed to no-limit). The ones I discuss are: reaching for chips, looking down after betting, honest indications of folding, and intimidating postures and expressions.