Tells

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Tells are things about the way that a player acts outside of their cards that give information about what they might be holding. Live poker is full of physical tells that do not exist online. Online we can use Timing Tells

Timing Tells

Times tells involves extrapolating information about an opponent's hand based upon the amount of time they take to act. Some care must taken because timing can be affected by:

  • multi-tabling
  • other attention diverter
  • poor connection

Mike Caro stated that he introduced time acting into the orac pokerbot because people generally though that if orac took more time to act then it's decision was tougher, and thus more marginal.