Poker Mind Games
Poker Mind GamesThe psychology that goes into poker
Over the weekend I was thinking about the psychology that goes into poker. In most cases
the people who are consistently winning are able to keep a straight face and not give away
what they may be holding. The whole idea of mystery seems to surround poker, and logically, it should.
But what about in an online setting? You can’t see the other persons face but surely you could take notice
of their habits or how long they’re taking to make a decision. I know when I play I like to do things like
take a really long time when there are four suited cards on the table and then bet a small amount to bait
someone into folding. That may seem like a bad idea at times (and it is) but you’d be surprised how much it
can pay off if you take very select risks. Feel free to comment below with your techniques for throwing off your
opponent in online play.