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  • How do you read your opponent?

    So this is interesting topic, as we cant see the opponents face/body language when playing online.. So how do you read your opponents? (without any programs as help!!!!!)

    As for me, i dont use any programs at all when i play, i read how they act/play and i make notes... bets, raises, reraises, bluffs, how fast they act, what hands they play and so on...

    Me myself noticed its easy to bluff with a reraise preflop in late pos and a fast good bet on flop, i think its important how fast u bet/play your hand, to make your opponent to belive you have a good hand, for an example. Then with aces/or nuts i like to take longer time to decide my play and i like to pretend as im chasing a hand, depends on flop and the opponent..

    Enough said, you all will know how i play next time we meet at the tables lol

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    As this hand.. i checked on turn to see what his play was.. and on turn same..on the river he took a long time to decide how to act...thats why my call

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    • #3
      Hey RaBBiiTGiiRL!

      The biggest tell online is bet sizing and I'll make note of anything that is not standard.

      I don't use how fast they act, as they could easily have multiple tables open, have walked away from the computer, checked an auto action buttton, etc.

      I will take notes on the opps at my tables though, especially if they show down any marginal hands (Ax, any 2 suited, etc). I've also got a seperate color code for calling stations, so I can identify them quickly.

      John (JWK24)
      Super-Moderator



      6 Time Bracelet Winner


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      • #4
        to add.. its the $5,50 6-max $3,5K

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        • #5
          Originally posted by RaBBiiTGiiRL View Post
          As this hand.. i checked on turn to see what his play was.. and on turn same..on the river he took a long time to decide how to act...thats why my call
          I would have taken as long with Kx as A high here so not sure how much of a tell it is unless you know he calls 1 pair fast. Grade b
          I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught. ~Winston Churchill

          13 Time Bracelet Winner


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          • #6
            nice, like the comments till now and want more.. want more about how you read your opponent and not just about an example i posted

            Its also interesting on how you make a note, what do you write? How many hands do you need to see before you know your note is right? and so on.. cause just few hands dont tell much right..

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            • #7
              Originally posted by JWK24 View Post

              I don't use how fast they act, as they could easily have multiple tables open, have walked away from the computer, checked an auto action buttton, etc.

              Yes could be, ofc.. here needs to be more observant when using how fast they act, cause its working for me mostly in all ways when playing a hand...

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              • #8
                Originally posted by RaBBiiTGiiRL View Post
                So this is interesting topic, as we cant see the opponents face/body language when playing online.. So how do you read your opponents? (without any programs as help!!!!!)

                As for me, i dont use any programs at all when i play, i read how they act/play and i make notes... bets, raises, reraises, bluffs, how fast they act, what hands they play and so on...

                Me myself noticed its easy to bluff with a reraise preflop in late pos and a fast good bet on flop, i think its important how fast u bet/play your hand, to make your opponent to belive you have a good hand, for an example. Then with aces/or nuts i like to take longer time to decide my play and i like to pretend as im chasing a hand, depends on flop and the opponent..

                Enough said, you all will know how i play next time we meet at the tables lol
                I've found it works both ways and without previous history ...well I see trouble on the way. The read is subjective...quite often I find a delay by players hoping to take advantage of this ,,,I do myself a long delay on turn or river to imply weakness...and it works great! Esp with the aggs of any sort good points tho ... I also play by personal notes not hud and was really crippled with a hdrive meltdown.... so back up your notes is my advice or you may lose 12 or 13 months of labour as I did. cheers rg and good luck on the felt r0ck

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by r0ck.carver View Post
                  I've found it works both ways and without previous history ...well I see trouble on the way. The read is subjective...quite often I find a delay by players hoping to take advantage of this ,,,I do myself a long delay on turn or river to imply weakness...and it works great! Esp with the aggs of any sort good points tho ... I also play by personal notes not hud and was really crippled with a hdrive meltdown.... so back up your notes is my advice or you may lose 12 or 13 months of labour as I did. cheers rg and good luck on the felt r0ck
                  umbup: thank you, you 2!

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                  • #10
                    Hi RaBBiiTGiiRL.

                    Here is a link to a blog I wrote a while ago, all about reading opponents by using the things I look for: http://www.pokerschoolonline.com/blogs/post/?id=2622

                    there may be some interesting things in there you might want to consider.

                    hope it helps.

                    -JDean

                    (btw...do not forget to respond on your thread if you want to be considered for FEB MoM!)
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by JDean View Post
                      Hi RaBBiiTGiiRL. Here is a link to a blog I wrote a while ago, all about reading opponents by using the things I look for: http://www.pokerschoolonline.com/blogs/post/?id=2622 there may be some interesting things in there you might want to consider. hope it helps. -JDean (btw...do not forget to respond on your thread if you want to be considered for FEB MoM!)
                      i know, just havent had time to respond yet, my first week at work been really busy, a lot of info just last 2 days about casinos, next week sportsbook Having 3 days off work now, and gonna catch up on here these days umbup:

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                      • #12
                        Nice blog

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                        • #13
                          Ty rg.
                          Double Bracelet Winner

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by RaBBiiTGiiRL View Post
                            Nice blog
                            Agreed! umbup:

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