I have had this asked to me a lot. The thing is there was a time where someone asked me this and I did a 3 street bluff so obviously I didn't want to get called as bluffing was my only option. The person asked me this question and I recalled I thought it was sort of a trick question. I didn't want to say yes because if i said yes, I'm worried they might call me. But in your expereince, is this more true or not?
I had players that asked if i would show previously and i said yes and i think those 2-3 times they did fold and i showed. I think only once I had a bluff and the other few times I had the best hand. Well not the nuts, but sometimes like top pair at the minimum.
The hand i played against someone recently, they basically asked if i would show or not. The person took like 5 minutes before finally someone called the clock on the person and then that person called me and i said good call.
My question is, has anyone had a person say this and then you said yes only to have them call you? Whether or not you were bluffing or not, I'm very curuious about this. And if you are indeed bluffing and someone asks you this, is it better to say yes/no/maybe? I recalled I said i can't show and that was because i felt like against this one opponent... he was a lot different from other opponents... i felt he would call me if i said yes. I felt like saying yes would interpret as weakness. Am i right or wrong here? Do you believe people that its a very high percentage that when someone ask this and if you say yes... they will almost always fold?
In most cases (90% of time), I say absolutely nothing and just continue to stare down at the table. On occasion, if I am at an extremely social and friendly table, I will smile at villian and good-naturedly ask: "I forget and need you to remind me, does saying yes signal strength or weakness?" But I still don't answer the question regardless of what they say. I just continue to smile.
On rare occasions, if I am dealing with a loudmouth douchebag (and if I really want a call), my immediate response when I hear that question is to look at villian and tell him that if he's got time enough to play games and ask stupid questions, then he's had enough time to make a decision. I add that if he asks me any more questions, I'm going to call clock. This invariably leads to an angry instacall.
I've found that by never talking during a hand, eventually people stop asking me those stupid questions. Will you show blah, blah, blah. why so much blah blah blah. can you beat blah blah blah. After I don't respond to the first couple of people, they quit and the game moves along a lot faster.