How Well Do You Know Your Poker Tells? Take The Test!

A Poker Tell is any physical reaction, type of behavior, or habit that tells you information about your opponent's hand.
Below we will describe ten of the more common poker tells that occur in a live poker game.
You must decide if it is a tell of a strong hand or a tell of a weak hand.

 

Poker Tell #1

During a hand you notice your opponent's hand shaking as he places a bet. What type of tell is this??

Poker Tell #2

Your opponent asks the dealer a question. How much was that bet? Is it my turn? Strength or weakness?

Poker Tell #3

Your opponent is staring you down from across the table. Is this a tell of strength or weakness?

Poker Tell #4

You notice your opponent staring blankly at the flop. Is this a tell of strength or weakness?

Poker Tell #5

Your Opponent is being overly rude to you. Is this a tell of strength or weakness?

Poker Tell #6

Your opponent's conversation during a hand is choppy, or he is stuttering, or losing his train of thought. Strength or weakness?

Poker Tell #7

Your opponent immediately calls your bet (on the flop or turn). Is this a tell of strength or weakness?

Poker Tell #8

Your opponent when facing a bet shrugs his shoulders and/or lets out a sigh. Is this a tell of strength or weakness?

Poker Tell #9

Your opponent re-checks his hole cards after looking at the flop. What does this tell us?

Poker Tell #10

Your opponent takes a long time before calling your bet (on the flop or turn). What might this tell us?

 

What is the Most Important Poker Tell of All?

 

The most important poker tell is your opponent's bet or betting patterns.
Does your opponent always check when making a strong hand?
Does your opponent always make a weak bet when he has a weak hand?
When your opponent checks does he always fold to a subsequent bet?
Does your opponent always make large all-in bets only with the nuts?
These tells vary from player to player and the only way to pick up on these is to pay close attention to all of the action at your table.

 

Fake Poker Tells

 

Remember, more experienced players may try and give off fake tells.
So the first thing you need to read about your opponent is whether he is a beginner or a more experienced player.