When it comes to live poker one of the best strategies is reading tells. When you and your opponent are face to face there is a lot you have to go on-nervous ticks, facial gestures, tone of voice and that sort of thing. However, how about when you play poker online? Do online poker tells exist? The answer is a resounding “yes!” One of the biggest tells in online poker is the speed of play. Generally players that play very quickly, making the decision to raise or go all in within seconds, is holding a weak hand. Delayed action is often a sign of a strong hand, as the player is taking time to plan out their strategy and decide how to play their hand. However, sometimes delayed action can simply be chocked up to a slow Internet connection. If you notice that a player raises within a split second of the player before then you can deduce that they have checked the “raise any” box. If a player has chosen to raise any then this probably means that they have a great hand so unless your hand is also great it is a good idea to fold.
You should also pay attention to how often your opponents’ fold and how often they raise. Using this information you can determine whether or not a player plays weak hands, only raises on very strong hands or bets sporadically. This information can help you with your own strategy.
Learn to read these online poker tells and you can quickly improve your online poker winnings.