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is it ever a good idea to show your cards??

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  22-Apr-10, 07:24   #21
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i liketo show cards then i bluff Smile so sometimes i risewith very cool hand and all who play saw my big bluff so someone call almost and i can win more then i expected so its sometimes help to win Smile
but never show good hand because they always know if u rise its almost u have good one Sad

good luck all Tongue

  22-Apr-10, 08:42   #22

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I dont show unless i have done an outragious bluff or have the nutz like straight flush / royal / quads .
Showing is a defo no no in any other play as it just gives away to much info...
I suppose (just thinking about it) i would show in a cash game possibly to get some action a bit later on (bluffing)
but otherwise no.

  22-Apr-10, 09:26   #23
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[x] Automuck.

  22-Apr-10, 10:21   #24

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Posted by baxter01:
...NEVER a good idea because u dont want to give away any information to your opponets ever, BUTTT i think showing a nice bluff once and a while is nice especailly if u think ur opponet will tillt ...

I think you are right too, but I never show my cards.

  22-Apr-10, 10:36   #25
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Never shown a card, that I can remember. Probably becase I never bother to learn how its done, on most sites I play.

But sometimes I see someone getting a really good hand, raising, and then when everybody folds, he/she shows it. It might be for setting up for a bluff later, but its feels like:

"Yeah. You picked up aces. Man your a great pokerplayer. I could never have done that!!" Shock Worship

Like it's their skill that gave them the hand.

Just feels stupid.

  22-Apr-10, 12:38   #26

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I think that showing a opponent your cards is bad most times with three exceptions:
When you want to piss off someone I believe is ok to show a big bluff;
When you want people to believe you are only betting / rasing with great hands is ok to show them the nuts;
When you call an all in / big bet with a great hand but get beat by the nuts, because it shows you are not that stupid but had to call.

  22-Apr-10, 14:04   #27
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Posted by B1gfoot:
Never show a bluff, it gives away info.
The only time I tend to show, and TBH im on auto fold, is when iv bluffed a few and starting to piss PPL off so ill show a strong hand.
You show a bluff best make sure you dont do it again.

Good advice!!!

  22-Apr-10, 14:31   #28

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No,must important is to hide your way of playing,that other players don't know the way you play Thumbs Down

  22-Apr-10, 14:58   #29
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Posted by Mast3rKush:
[x] Automuck.

well said
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  22-Apr-10, 15:05   #30
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I don't think it's a good idea, I always prefer not to show them and in particular when I have a monster hand. But I never met magatt966 at table, so I could change idea Tongue Tongue

  22-Apr-10, 16:10   #31
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Hi baxter01.

I think the best is never show cards. Your are giving free info doing it. Of course, show cards give more info in some hands. Show bluffs or draws is a really big mistake. But show a premium if you do a 'standard' play+bets don´t give much info.


  22-Apr-10, 18:57   #32

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NO! Big Smile
I don't give ANY information away, and if you want to mislead, do it while getting "caught". Blink

  22-Apr-10, 19:09   #33

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Posted by tongerlo:
Posted by Mast3rKush:
[x] Automuck.

well said
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Totally agree on this too!!Automuck Automuck Automuck Automuck Worship Worship Tongue

  22-Apr-10, 19:29   #34

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showing cards can sometimes make a difference , but all depends on the opponents you're playing against .

  22-Apr-10, 20:24   #35
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I will show almost all my played poker hands if there aree good hand but no bluffs

  22-Apr-10, 20:38   #36

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Hello everybody!
I never show my cards these very good very effective strategy because it never gives information. But I am sure the good players will show their cards when needed. Especially when you see them anyway on TV.

See you soon for new posts lol! Cool Cool

  23-Apr-10, 00:43   #37
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when I make my bets with premmium hands I show them to get some respect, then I stop showing them till the end
it's better to show you dont bluff then show them you bluff, like that when you bluff it works Blink

  24-Apr-10, 08:51   #38
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Poker is all about taking the money of your opponents. If showing your hand helps you achieve that goal, then i don't see why it would be a bad idea. It can , for example, tilt a player.

Still, showing hands is a risky bussiness with an uncertain profit. Other players at the table might for example take the stack of the player you tilted by showing your hand. I recommend to only do it when you're trying to set a image or when you'll think there is a VERY high chanceto be worth your while.

In short(or in general), I believe it can be a good idea if it's an investment that has a high chance to generate a economical profit(taking oppertunity costs into account).

  24-Apr-10, 21:08   #39
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in livegames i sometimes show my hands to create a certain image. if you only show some of your good hands some people will think you play tight, if you show some bluffs people may think you are loose aggressive or a maniac.
online i usually use the auto-muck, so i never show hands, but this is because i play many tables don't find the time for it.

  25-Apr-10, 03:21   #40

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Sometimes I show, sometimes I dont.

if my opponent keeps accusing me of bluffing then I'll show him a bluffed hand to make him believe he is reading me right. Then the next time I make sure I have a monster when I get some of his action. if he thinks I am a regular bluffer then I am laughing.

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