Showing cards

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Ithirld
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Showin' cards

Postby Ithirld » Sat Apr 01, 2006 1:19 pm

It is possible to use the showing of your cards to your advantage. I played against a guy in Atlantic City once who kept raising with a garbage hand (I think 4 7 off suit) just to eventually buy the pot. He showed his cards so that everyone saw he was bluffing. Then the next hand he did the same thing. This time however, he had pocket kings and caught a set on the flop. I think that he showed his cards the first time to get people to think that he was playing garbage, then caught them the next time around with the best hand on the board.
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Postby Comee1985 » Sat Apr 01, 2006 7:41 pm

showing cards has some advantages, you let other knosw that you are not playin any cards, so they ll respect your next raise, and that will give you oportunity to bluff more, some people say that you should never show your cards no matter what! but I think it is maybe good idea in some tourneys, but not in ring games, I am doin it there!
Gliver
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i dont like it

Postby Gliver » Sat Apr 01, 2006 11:41 pm

i dont like showin cards unless you have a good reason to get under their skin or that will help you win or else itsn ot good strat.
Capent
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no show

Postby Capent » Sun Apr 02, 2006 1:52 pm

I used to be a flasher but it does NOT really give you any advantages to show your winning hands if u show anything I say if u r playing a very solide game for the most part and u want some action when u bluff and win then show the bluff but if u do this it may give players the idea u play loosely so make sure next time u make a move have the nuts
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Postby Ousce1987 » Sun Apr 02, 2006 7:42 pm

i tend to show cards depending on the situation. I show cards sometimes to show my table image as a clean cut play what I get player so later in I can make a bluff. I show sometimes depending on whether or not I think I can get them on tilt or not. So thats just what I do
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Postby Thersemeaten94 » Wed Apr 05, 2006 3:03 pm

I have never shown my cards whether I win or lose. Is this the way most people play? I haven't been playing poker very long and I was just told when I started that the best way is not to show your cards.
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Postby Mosely80 » Sat Apr 15, 2006 2:56 pm

If you make a really good bluff or get a monster hand u can be clever by showing cards...But u should only show cards every once in a while
Ur opposite player gets very confused when he see ur bluffing
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Postby Shateriere » Sun Apr 16, 2006 4:07 pm

basically yea iit worked for him that time, but pocket kings don't come around often and hes lucky he got that hand right after bluffing with rags. it's always best not to show, unless ur consistently stealing blinds or something and feel like showing a winning hand here or there.
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Postby Morly1995 » Sat May 06, 2006 9:37 pm

I wish there was the capability of only showing one card. Sometimes ill show cards if Im raising a lot of pots to make people believe I have stuff so they wont come back at me with weak hands.
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SHOWING CARDS

Postby Thessaw » Fri May 19, 2006 3:37 pm

I SHOW MY CARDS OFTEN......THIS IS A WAY FOR MY FELLOW PLAYERS TO KNOW THAT I KNOW HOW RO PLAY MY HANDS....IF U HIDE URE CARDS THEY THINK URE JUST A BLUFFER
Siand1979
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Postby Siand1979 » Fri May 19, 2006 4:51 pm

I love to show hand when I am bluffin then the opponents will allways think that I am bluffin`
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Postby Bours1966 » Fri May 19, 2006 7:42 pm

It really depends on what group of players your playing against.  This strategy may work against weaker players, some of them may think hey that guys a bluffer, stronger players are not going to buy it period.  They will respect you the same every hand.
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Postby Youstand » Fri May 19, 2006 9:19 pm

I wish there was the capability of only showing one card. Sometimes ill show cards if Im raising a lot of pots to make people believe I have stuff so they wont come back at me with weak hands.
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Postby Vared1991 » Sat May 20, 2006 9:02 pm

on poker.com u have the option to show only one card.

I sometiems show. if people see winning hands they are more likely to believe u when u bluff
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Postby Frook1971 » Fri May 26, 2006 2:49 pm

The only times I show are when I have a monster. Quads or better. I will also so a few hands if it looks like I'm stealing the blinds, I don't need the person thinking I stealing all the time and playing back at me. So many ppl take the stealing of blinds to extremes and try to steal it everytime. You have to defend then, just call with huge hands and reraise with lesser hands :)

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