I know many of you are eagerly anticipating the second installment of my preflop starting hand chart series. It’s still in the works, and it should be coming soon. In the meantime, I’ll share a hand I played this weekend where something my opponent said turned a somewhat tough decision into a no-brainer.
Getting your opponent to talk and betray information about their hand is a bit of an art. I’ll admit that it’s not one I’m particularly good at. I generally just keep my mouth shut and my eyes focused on the board in the “stare down” situations. But occasionally an opponent will start talking to me, and what they say will tell me something about what they have. The more I’ve played, the better I’ve gotten at decoding some of these slip-ups. This one is something of an archetype.