Originally Posted by Queen of No
Do you feel that a player's tells change in any significant way if they are drunk vs. sober?
IMO some drunk players become over-confident in bad holdings, giving off tells of strength that would mislead us into assuming that they have the better hand. But, so far I've found that most tells are exaggerated when a player is drunk. So the "over confidence" is most often just that. The drunk who suddenly goes very very quiet and serious is the more likely one to be holding the monster hand.
Am I on the right track here? What do I need to look for to fine-tune my reads on drunk players? I ask because they are often a source of juicy pots -- BUT if you can't get a read on them post flop, they are seemingly dangerously lucky...
What about with regard to players who are otherwise high?
So say there's a straddle in a limit game, an the drunk player says, "Easiest call in my life! I call!" What's your read, any two suited?