Reliable Online Poker Tells

Many players will tell you that online poker tells either don’t exist or are difficult to judge. That’s a load. All the online pros know the tells but it’s some sort of unspoken rule never to let others in on it. Well, that ends right now! I will share with my loyal readers 5 of the top online poker tells that they (and we know who “they” is, don’t we?) don’t want you to know about.

Steaming/Tilt

Here’s a subtle clue that your opponent is on tilt.

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Notice the smoke coming out of the player’s ears? That’s a dead giveaway!

The Fishy Player

Ever wonder if that runner, runner suck out was brilliant play or you’ve found yourself an uber-fish? Guess no more. Just take a look at the fishy tells this guy is giving off.

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No need to wait until you have 100 hands on this guy in PokerTracker. You’ve got this guy’s number cold.

Strong

Ever find yourself sitting on a questionable hand like KJo and wonder if you should try to limp in? Well, take a look around the table. If you see this tell, get out of the hand as quickly as possible.

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Maniac

There’s Loose / Aggressive Bad and then there’s Loose / Aggressive Good. If you see this tell, find another table.

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Deception

This isn’t really a tell so much as a warning. She’s a man, baby!!! That’s an Adam’s apple.

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Bill Rini
Bill Rini is currently the Head of Online Poker for WSOP. He has been working in the online poker industry since 2004 and has held management roles at Full Tilt Poker and PartyPoker.

16 thoughts on “Reliable Online Poker Tells”

  1. unbelivably funny but i thought id get tips, would just like to say that i found out about this software that you can use to cheat with on on-line poker games. i find this worringly ridiculous. i play for hours and wonder how an idiot could call me and hit runner runner to win.

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