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Giving and Using Information About Hands

Some strategically useful thoughts

by Steve Zolotow |  Published: Nov 27, 2009


Some Thoughts on Not Giving Away Information About Your Hand You should work very hard to avoid giving your opponents any reliable information about the exact nature of your hand. There are several ways to do this. One of the most obvious ways is to try not to give out any information at all. Players attempt to avoid giving out information in a variety of ways. One simple way is not to look at your holecards until it is your turn to act. If you don’t know what you have, you can’t give anything away. Some players are quite capable of looking at their cards without giving anything away, but others are not. They may look bored and prepare to fold with 7-2 offsuit, but become intensely focused on the action when they have A-K. Others may attempt to trick opponents by looking bored with aces. This might work once ...

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