Question: Is there ever a time to show your hand if you don't have to? Does being a lady at the table factor into your decision to "show the bluff"
I went to play last Sunday at MGM ($1/2 NL). I forgot to eat before I left the house (too excited!).
Sat down UTG next to a big stack in BB. First hand I looked down at A
. I hadn't gotten my poker nest made yet. No chips, needed my eyeglasses, lip gloss, headphones, etc so I just limped from UTG. Table folds to BB who raises $10. I call and we go to flop of 6
. I check, BB bets $15. I don't believe him. I call hoping to float turn or catch an over card.
Turn comes 2
and we both check.
River comes J
I bet $30.
BB thinks for 30 seconds or so and says "Your hand was shaking when you bet. I know you got it sweetie. I'm not going to call you. I know you have the ace." and he folds. The he asks..."Did you have it?" My canned response to this question is always "A lady never Tells".
I pull pot and I was thinking "was my hand really shaking when I bluffed river?". I usually don't shake until after I'm stacking chips. Then I looked at my hands.
Yep...shaking...Not cause of the bluff, but because of the fact that I didn't eat and my sugars were running really low (it happens to me). I didn't show my hand and let him think I had the A
It was hard to get action from him for the rest of the session.
Should I have shown?