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  • Speed of bet tells

    - The Instant Call After a Bet

    Your opponent is trying to convey strength by calling quickly, but in reality, likely does not have the goods....yet. Your opponent is more than likely on a draw, and beware of any turn card that might complete his hand.

    - The Instant Raise After a Bet

    Your opponent has the goods this time and was looking to raise no matter what you did. If you have queens preflop in position after a raise and a reraise that fit this category, strongly consider laying them down.

    - The Quick River or Turn Bet

    Your opponent hasn't given much thought to whether he wants to bet his hand, because he is strong and does want to bet. Most bluffs or plays take at least a half-second to develop in the brain, and if this time isn't being used, it's likely a good hand.

    - Pre-action Check/Fold Button

    Your lazy opponent who uses this is almost certainly weak. You will see him instantly check, and you'd better believe that you can bet the next street.

    - Pause, then Bet

    By pausing, your opponent is subconsiously trying to get you to believe that he is just thinking about betting before deciding to make a borderline bet. Don't be fooled, he has the goods.

    - Pause, then Check

    By pausing, your opponent is subconsciously trying to get you to believe that he is just thinking about betting before deciding to make a borderline check. He is trying to scare you into checking behind. Don't be fooled, bet right now!

    - The Quick Check

    An instantaneous check also indicates weakness, but if followed by a raise, it's deception. Bet at will, but be prepared to fold to a check-raise.
    2012 Double Bracelet Winner

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