Posted on : 18-04-2021 | By : 4D Master | In : Singapore Malaysia 4D Articles
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Poker is a game of strategy, luck and deception. Nowhere is this more true than at the poker table where it’s not just about what cards you have in your hand but also how you act when playing them. A tell is any behavior, physical reaction or subconscious habit a player exhibits when contemplating an action: betting, calling, raising or reacting to another players action. If you are knowledgeable about tells, you have the advantage of knowing what certain behaviors mean and can use that information to make better decisions at the table – which means winning more often!
When poker players sit down at the table, they scan each other for any clue that may give away what cards are in their hand. This includes reading body language to see if anyone has a tell that will reveal what they have. Some people might be wearing sunglasses or hats, or looking around nervously. Others might act like they’re bored and don’t care about the game. But one of the most common tells is when someone fidgets with a chip or drink on the table; this can mean that player is bluffing and doesn’t really have anything worth betting on.
Watch your opponent’s body language for signs of nervousness or aggression. If you’re playing a game with friends, this might not be as important. But if there’s money or pride at stake in a high-stakes poker tournament, knowing the tell of another player could help make your decision to bet more educated and lessen the risk.
Players will also have their own tells that they don’t realize are revealing what they’re feeling. When they get excited, their voice might rise and the pitch will go higher, or if they’re bluffing with a weak hand that’s not worth betting on then he’ll speak monotonously to disguise his nervousness.
Sometimes players even have tells you can pick up without even looking at them: They may cough , their shoulders will rise and they might scratch the back of their head.
A lot of players play poker without paying attention to what others are doing, but it could make a big difference in your game if you’re attentive to body language cues. It’s not always easy to tell when someone is bluffing or getting excited about betting.
Pay attention to their tone of voice, and what they say about themselves and the cards they’re holding.