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Four Tips for Successful Hand Reading

The basics of hand reading that you've already learned: you know the five player types, you can assign them the average ranges and narrow those down post-flop using funnel principle. You also know by now what to look for at showdowns.

In this lesson, you will learn four practical tips to improve your hand reading skills:

1. Avoid so-called "mirror thinking" and orientate yourself using the tendencies of the majority of the players on your limit.

2. Your opponent's bet sizing will often give you valuable information about their hand strength.

3. The reaction time of your opponents also gives you information about their ranges.

4. Take note of the frequency of river bluffs.

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Comments (9)

#1 churchilland, 19 Oct 13 16:09

Do we still need to pay attention to time oponent calls on zoom and rush tables? I mean its common to cal quick there regardless your cards ?

#2 biggood, 02 Sep 14 21:37


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#7 Plattfot, 08 Aug 15 14:14

In my face! :) snapp calling with not that really strong hands is my cup of tea. Thanks again, great article.

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#9 meandi289, 17 Dec 16 08:54

Very helpful tips indeed