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Tells

by Bernard Lee |  Published: Jun 10, 2015

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To Tell The Truth In the today’s world of poker, players analyze myriad situations and determine what is the optimal play in each position on the table. By utilizing mathematical ranges and game theory, players make critical decisions throughout a tournament. However, sometimes players who began their careers behind a computer screen or focus solely on the mathematics of poker do not instinctively think to observe their opponents for any physical tells. These players do not take into account valuable information given off by their opponents. In no-limit hold’em, the majority of the action is preflop and on the flop, as many hands never see the turn or river. Thus, if you are able to gather crucial information via tells, it can be extremely helpful in your decision-making process. One of the current masters of poker tells is Joe Navarro. (If you don’t have his classic book, Read ‘Em and ...


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