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Stop Talking! How to Avoid Poker Tells (Poker Strategy Video)
Are you a talker at the poker table?
Do it do it for the social interaction? To simply have a good time and get to know your fellow players?
Are you testing your opponents to see if they'll give off tells? Are you looking for information? Do you feel like you get more information than you give away?
Talking at the poker table is definitely a mixed bag for most players - even at the professional level.
Good live players are really talented at using your verbal and physical behavior to figure out what kind of hand you have so it’s really important to learn how to act the exact same way whether you have a monster or a bluff.
It’s really easy for beginner poker players to accidentally give away information about their hands and the easiest way to do it is by talking too much.
Bite Your Tongue
In this free strategy video we explain a few simple precautions you can take to make sure you don’t give away poker tells by mistake.
First: You aren't obligated to say anything. It’s perfectly okay not to verbally engage your opponent when you’re involved in a big hand.
A lot of players will try to pressure you into talking but until you’re more comfortable, it’s better to remain silent.
Your opponents will also be watching your breathing, your hands, your feet and your body position.
The important thing to remember is that in general they’re looking for deviations from your regular behavior.
If you’re usually very talkative and suddenly clam up, it might mean you’re nervous about holding a marginal hand, for example.
And the end of the day, it’s helpful to develop a routine and stick to it in high-pressure situations.
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