Saturday, October 30, 2004


I have noticed lately a tell that almost always seems to be true in Internet Poker. It is a weird one. Perhaps I am overly sensitive. Maybe I would be a great B&M player picking up on unseen things in people's body language. The tell goes as follows. You are in a pot and the guy raises pre-flop. The board is small and he cannot wait to get his money into the pot. Sort of splashing the pot with his chips. You can feel the anxiety dripping off of him. He must convince you that he has a pair. The feeling I get when people do this is that they are so concerned I will not believe them that they need to force me to listen. I always call these people down to the river even if I have a small pair. If the A or K appears then I will stop, or maybe pay them off at the river just to confirm my suspicions. I do not think I have been off on this. Am I crazy? Do I have psychic powers? Am I psycho? Anyone else notice this?


Blogger PokerProf said...

I don't think you’re crazy in this instance :). The bet smells and after a few thousand hands you become attenuated to the fishy bet.

3:28 PM

Blogger Uwannabet? said...

I do not think I have been off on this.
No you're correct
Am I crazy?
You seem pretty sane
Do I have psychic powers?
Prob not, but let's talk about lottery numbers
Am I psycho?
Yet to be determined (just kidding)
Anyone else notice this?
Yes and many times they will slow it down on the river, and bet below their previous amounts.

7:02 AM

Blogger Heafy said...

The exception is when you are playing against a blogger, and he raises pre-flop with the hammer and when the shit hits the felt, he actually improves.

2:35 PM


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