Live Poker Tells

Mike Caro’s Book of Poker Tells is the best book available for understanding physical tells in poker.

Since the 20th century, the most famous card game that you can play across the US is Texas Holdem, especially NL Holdem, which was popularized by the sucess of the WSOP ME. A lot of players enjoy it and that is why you can find a lot of information about the game.

One of the reasons for the great popularity of Texas Holdem is due to the fact that it is not just a luck game, but a game of skill, and you have to use your brain if you really want to succeed and build your poker bankroll. There is a lot of poker strategies you can integrate into your game in order to play bettera,d becoming a student of the game is almost addictive because its so fun to play.

But when playing live poker at the casino, have you stopped to think that you can use the physical reactions of the players to take advantage over them? This is called poker tells and it will be discussed in more detail here.

Poker tells represent more about the physical condition of your opponents during the game, their habits and behavior, because if you know all these things, it will be easier for you to know the strength of their cards and to beat them.

An advantage of poker tells is that you can use them no matter who are your opponents. Of course it can be difficult to apply it against very experienced gamblers, because they have already gathered some confidence and routine, but it won’t do any harm to be observant of every player at the table. Against better players, you will need to be watchful of reverse poker tells. Are they acting to tell you a false story?

Body language is a crucial part of reading your opponents. Maybe the most important thing is that you need to watch the eyes of your rivals. The eyes often reveal our emotions and they can tell you a lot about the feelings of the player.

Another of the poker tells, which is related to the body language concerns the facial expression. When a beginner sees the flop and understands that there is a chance to win, because the community cards improve his (her) hands, he (or she) may show emotions, which will help you to understand whether the hand of the player is strong or not.

You really have to pay attention to the body language of your opponents, they are giving away tells without even realizing it. If you notice that there are significant behaviour or body language changes, you have to know that this means something, once you have been playing with a player long enough, it will become obvious.

Verbal tells can be useful and some players like to talk during the hand. Listen to what information they are telling you, it could tell you something about their hand.

Psychologists explain that if your position is slouched you are timorous and you do not believe enough in your own forces. On the other hand, some body attitudes suggest confidence. A player, who have a certain control and who knows what to do will look cool and positive.

In fact, the majority of poker players do not know how to hide their feelings. It is true that Texas Holdem is an exciting game, which provide a lot of fun, but it is a good idea for everyone to control their emotions so as to not give away poker tells.

If you are nervous in the game due to overextending yourself, there is a potential chance that you will tremble when you make a monster hand, and give away poker tells while being obvlivious to it. The poker tells discussed in this article are maybe the most widespread live poker tells. But in fact you can find other poker tells, which may be player dependant.

For more information and killer poker strategy for live poker, you can visit JD’s site PlayingPokerLive.com.  JD is a mid-stakes winning NLH players who plays at a range of live events and casinos across the States.