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Old 01-04-2018, 06:50 AM   #1
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Accommodatingly being shown a chip stack.

I was involved in a hand where the villain over bet the turn.

I leaned forward to get a better look at his stack to which he proceeded to put his hands in the air both palms up, give a shrug face, and openly present his stack.

This is tricky because you can read this as *acting* weak or strong. (palms up acting weak, shrug face acting strong)

If he cut his chips out and counted them exactly I'd insta fold, but wasn't sure on this tell.

Generally speaking what does the way of presenting a chip stack mean?

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Old 01-04-2018, 05:50 PM   #2
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Re: Accommodatingly being shown a chip stack.

Don't know about villain but I'd guess you haven't got the strongest hand in the world.
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Old 01-05-2018, 11:53 AM   #3
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Re: Accommodatingly being shown a chip stack.

As we discussed in the other thread, it could be nothing more than the other player trying to speed up the game and not be a douchenozzle by obscuring their chips...

Those that recognize poker as a game with social graces as part OF the game often consider trying to be polite with such actions.
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Old 01-05-2018, 01:41 PM   #4
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Re: Accommodatingly being shown a chip stack.

I see this as "Here it is ... come get it." if you go by both actions of 'palms up' and the shrug. I do believe that V could be sending either weak or strong messages so it's really a spot feel for Hero.

I would lean more weak if V puts his hands 'out' and maybe even pulls them back towards his body .. like he's getting ready to block or push you away. GL
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Old 01-17-2018, 10:53 PM   #5
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Re: Accommodatingly being shown a chip stack.

Yeah I don't really read much into this. IMO it's just as easily done with strong hands as weak hands. Easy to imagine it being done by a player with a strong hand who's relaxed and wants to invite action. Also easy to imagine it being done by a player w/ a weak hand who wants to seem at ease with the situation. Haven't noticed much w/ this behavior myself.
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