Not 100% sure but a small re-raise on micro is just 90% of cases. I mean most of those players play for fun and they make mini-bet/mini-raises because they don't think about what other peoples thinks. From my experience the mini-bet are mostly bluff but mini-raises actually ending with monster because those players dont raise until they got unless three of a kind, they call with pair and go all in/re-raise all in with nothing. I know it's big generalizing but I don't say it's 100% of time but you should consider it. Srry for my english but hope you understand and hope it help you.
Joined: Mar '10
Age: 51 (M)
If he raises big and I call pre-flop, I've noticed that his INSTANT (like 0.1 sec) big continuation bet after the flop, especially on a flop like 3-6-8 rainbow means that he didn't catch a pair, and he tries to scare me with his A-Q or A-J, while representing a monster pair or a set... So I think a long pause and a big re-raise or an all-in should make him fold...
Joined: May '10
Location: United States
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Great tips and points. I totally agree with all of that. It's all about rhythm really. It doesn't take very long to figure out a players style/ personality. It's all about playing off of how they play. You gotta play to your opponents weaknesses.
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Age: 30 (F)
Posted by CityWalker: I disagree with the automatic re-raise. That's because a lot of players i've been played use the automatic raise or reraise to protect a weak pocket pair or a missed AK that they raised preflop.
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This tipps are good but it depends on the player you play against in higher limits the players try to use them against you and on the micro Limits there are to many maniacs that didn´t play with any strategy but just how they want to so i think you have to watch the game first before using this tipps. But i am also playing with the time from time to time and i have to say it is a nice way to trap opponents who use this tells
Joined: Feb '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 56 (M)
Posted by awood88:
Posted by Administrator: 1) Long pause � then a raise: the most common online poker tell is when players make quite a long pause and then raise or re-raise you. This normally indicates a very strong hand.
[QUOTE]Posted by awood88:
I hate that people use time as a factor when judging online poker. When players go to the time bin or whatever you call it, people often see this as weak, but don't consider that the player could have connection problems or be away from their computer. I know it's not advisable but sometimes I've ran off in between hands to do something urgent and I get back to see pocket Jacks. I then raise but cos I took so long, the idiot next to me gives me no credit.
I don't think you can take time into account when playing online poker. People play several tables at once, do other things on their computer or get distracted. Usually quick responses say more about the player but even if you get a quick call it could be a mis-click.
This made me laugh, as many a time I have delayed when deciding what to do, and have always considered what the other players would be thinking....... is he thinking about raising me?; Cant he decide what to do?; Has he gone to the toilet?; is he in the kitchen?; is he more focussed on the TV (depends whats on!)? or has he just got a rubbish connection? or am I just playing the time down cos I have a teeny stack left? or cant he work out the new slider system and is having trouble hitting the right amount on the slider? or is he playing a number of different hands and hasnt had time to sort this one out yet?
Guys, in truth it could be anything. Online is difficult to attribute time delay to any one approach with any certainty, just bear them all in mind based on everything else you know about that player does.
As I keep telling people that I need to remind, online is real life and take into consideration every possibility based on what you know and can attribute to an indivdual or a situation.