There is a very big difference in playing poker at a table with some friends and playing poker online. We go through the methods that can catch people out, and show that poker tells can work online just as well!
With so many ways to find out if someone is bluffing, it could be considered audacious to think the same could work online, well it can. On the table you can see how your opponents are stacking their chips, have a last minute peek at their cards on the flop, or show to be dis-interested when in reality, we know they have a strong hand.
Getting to know those types of skills will help your game, getting to hide them from your opponents will be harder. But, how can you tell this signs during an online game? The only way it could be possible, chips, betting patterns and timing.
How many times do you see a player with little chips left, go all in? That player is on his last legs and will find it difficult staying in the game by playing small. Unless he is very lucky indeed, you know that opponent will not be dealt another hand.
The betting patterns can be very interesting, does the player always check before raising on the next round. Does the player continuously check until there are only two remaining? These types of signs are paramount to successful online play and in a way, it tell you that this player is of the more conservative type, playing safe and choosing his battles wisely.
So may fold after being raised for a second time, the player was calling a quick bluff to see what the other players may have in their Arsenal. You then know the next time, when the poker player does not fold after the second raise that he/she may have something special.