Common Poker Mistakes – How Players Telegraph Their Hands
Are you annoyed that you always lose at poker? You’re probably making one of these common poker mistakes that telegraphs your hand.
Poker is a very interesting game. You don’t have to have the best cards to win. If you can guess or know what cards your opponent has, you can play in a way that will make him lose.
The biggest ways players can find out what their opponents cards are is by reading messages. The largest telegraphs the strength of your hand. It is important to avoid them to prevent any of your opponents from knowing your hand.
Common Poker Mistakes – Telegraphing Your Hand Mistake #1
The first mistake players make is to look at their cards as soon as they are dealt, and if they have a good hand, their eyes light up and they sit confident and upright. You should avoid doing this.
Always look at everyone else first while the cards are being dealt. Once they’ve reacted, take a shrewd look at your cards and always relax casually, making sure you always act the same way, whether you have pocket aces or 7-2.
Common Poker Mistakes – Telegraphing Your Hand Mistake #2
The second mistake players make is changing their bet size based on how strong their cards are. I.e. they bet with pocket or paint, limp with SC or mid-PP, and fold with junk.
This is bad because you are betting telling your opponent what cards you have. You want to always bet the same amount no matter what you have. This will hide your hand.
Common Poker Mistakes – Telegraphing Your Hand Mistake #3
Another mistake players make is not changing the quality of the hands they play. They always stick to the same types of hidden cards.
You can tell this player because he will play roughly the same number of hands per hour every hour. He only plays by a strict set of rules. This is good for newer players, but it makes it very easy to guess what cards you are playing.
Mix it up a bit. Play a few bad cards just to test the waters.
You’re probably aware of when you’ve made one of these mistakes, and you realize how your opponents probably figured out what you had and that’s why you lost. If you want to prevent this from happening again, first, apply these tips you just learned now and then go out and learn more new tips and tricks on how to avoid other common poker mistakes.
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