Poker Strategies: How Not to be Read

Even if you have been playing Poker for only a short while, you will realize that along with reading players, not being read yourself is essential to winning consistently. There are several strategies that you can utilize, and the fact that a lot of the other new players do not avail of it will give you the edge in the game.

One of the most common Poker strategies of not being read when you are playing in a casino is to simply bring in a lot of clothes. Some go to the extent of bringing sunglasses, hats, jackets, anything to cover up their mannerisms or actions. While this is something that you can adopt, it also has its drawbacks; it can be cumbersome to pack a lot of clothes just to play the game. Second it can make you feel very uncomfortable.

If you do not like to bring in a lot of clothes, there are other strategies that you can use to avoid issuing Poker tells. One of them is to simply not look at your hand until it is your turn. If you are on the button, do not look at your cards until everyone else has.

Too often players are eager to see what they have; as they look, it gives the other players a chance to see their expression. If you wait, they will not be able to read you until you have examined their Poker tells first.

Another thing that you should avoid is repeatedly peeking into your hole cards, particularly after the flop. If the flop presents a flush or straight possibility and you keep on looking at your hand, it will clue the others in that you are trying to make a flush or straight draw.

Yet another Poker strategy that you can use is that of sending out misinformation. A lot of times the actions of an individual, such as trembling hands, is taken to mean that he has a big hand. If you are going to bluff, you can send this signal out before raising, in order to help you sell it. You can also try and act nervous, or be chatty.

Of course, your strategy on avoiding Poker tells will also depend on your personality. If you are calm and composed, then you may not need to resort to any of these.

However, if you are somewhat fidgety, then you can use this to your advantage by sending out false signals. This will allow you to take advantage of your opponents and win more money.