Be careful with this read sometimes dudes will bet out of turn like this to keep you from betting so they can get that free card. Its an old school angle shoot.
Really? I've actually never seen someone do that as an angle.
However I'll say my casino is pretty strict with banning people, and if you do that kinda thing it would probably get you a suspension.
The only angle I really see is that "fake raise" thing. Where someone bets, and then a guy cuts out a bunch of chips behind the line, then pisses around for 5 minutes and just calls.
I've seen this a lot more in limit. Some old live players will do this constantly in the low level limit games. IME not so much in NL.
The way players check gives away a lot imo. The "aggressive, auto check" where a player will instantly check and really hit the table hard along with yell, "CHECK!" is almost always a weak made hand. Occasionally a player will do this and c/r. This is always the nuts.
IMO, too much emphasis is getting placed on physical tells. Yes, they can be important on occasion, like the guy pukes when you start to push, but, for people new to live, hand reading and bet reading count a whole lot more. If you are at loe limit tables, most the people you play have no idea what they have or what their EV is, so tells don't really say much. At higher limits, most have their antitell moves down fairly well. If I'm waiting for someone to act, I look like I'm having a spastic attack, moving face muscles, tapping both feet and fingers, jerking eyes around, all in microforms.
IMO, too much emphasis is getting placed on physical tells.
Alot of people say stuff like this, I totally disagree, although it varies how much it applies. I was at a tournament table where like half the players happened to have the same tell where they would hold their cards ready to pitch them when they were gonna fold, so when I glanced around and saw it I would just raise trash hands and take it down over and over, and really chipped up that way, at some tables tells are less obvious, while at some tables they are broadcasting super important info almost every hand.
"i gotta go __________, I'm all in"= nuts
this is like 85% accurate. Really useful read. There's also variations of this, like, "I'm going home either way, so let's gamble" or "I can't catch a hand all night, this will have to do [feigning frustration]."
I've found that one to vary a ton player to player, I'd also be interested.
Something you can do away from the table is to think of situations where checking behind dark is a good play and be able to do that at the table without needing to think about it too long.