Almost never, when a guy is tilting and you just bluffed him out, I might show them just to tilt him some more, especially with tournament, so they go all in faster. But normally in cash games I would never show any of my cards.
Joined: Mar '08
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 42 (M)
Well normally never, might if iv been over aggresive and starting to look like a donk(stealing too many blinds), ill show a nice hand just to reasure them that im gonna win the next showdown, or if I think some one is tilting, ill showa hand to push him/her over the edge Never ever show a bluff.
Joined: Feb '09
Age: 31 (M)
Its better to never show your cards, it give so much informations that you could regreat it later. I beat some players on big pot just cause they show me one time their cards... it helps to make some good read, so never do this !!
Joined: Feb '09
Age: 38 (M)
When u bluff with small cards, without hand. Do that once or twice. And then people began think you are fish. Then If your lucky and once get a very good hand, example KK or AA, then raise and they can now call it as they think he just bluffing. And if you can get 5 people to buy, that tactic, you can have a good win.
Joined: Apr '09
Age: 41 (M)
I think it doesnt matter. Sometimes i show so my oponents can see i deserved the pot. Other times i would it with 27, so they get mad with me. I do it to disturb my oponents, dont want them to understand with what type of hands i play.
if youre a shortstack and you plan on making a few moves and dont want to be called it can be good to show trips or something, then you should be able to make a few moves a bit safer, or you can show a bluff if you plan on being tighter and want them to call.
Most serious players don't show their cards at all.
Personally I show my cards from time to time while playing SnGs. I do it when the blinds are very high and I make a steal with cards like 25o. It makes the opponents angry and they make hero calls when I have good cards. It all depends on other players at the table but on the lower stakes tables it's a nice trick.