Reading a Players Raise and the Different Assumptions based on the Raise


Raise is the time when one bets in poker and the experienced players do read a few lines from the way the players raise and then depend on the assumptions to win big.

When you are playing poker there is various information that you need and reading a players raise is one of basis from which you can gain important information about the hand he holds and about his calls and bluffs. Sometimes if they have a hand that need cards from 3-1 and you give them 2 to 1 odds and they call or raise, which is wrong and you get an information about his cards. This makes your winning chance grow when you gather information from his raise.

If a player in the position of button raises most the rounds then you can start reading a players raise and deduct that he is receiving good cards every time and playing good or else he is bluffing most of the time about his position and the cards he hold. Actually he has not got so good cards. He may pick up ante or blinds when the calculation is profitable for him but then if he bluffs and you have to re-raise and check and then fold. But again if you fold every time you find the raise is a bluff – the opponents will use that information against you.

When you play poker in a single table – the way you will be reading a players raise and the time you play a tournament will be different. Again if your opponent has raised a lot on the button and you raised against it and he raises again – the next move can be to call for if you have folded earlier in a same situation, to do the same thing will send a message to your opponents that it is easier for them to get you off the hand by a challenge. If your opponents are not equipped with a good stack – they will re-raise after a raise from you if they are desperate.

The player who has not played poker much will call if he faces a re-raise, without reading a players raise. When one has become experienced therefore will check the hands and flop and calculate the odds. It results in a fold generally if it is a tournament and you can’t take chances. Generally it means it is a beat for you if your opponent re-raises against you but if the opponent is an experienced player – you can call and win the game for he will surely be bluffing to make you fold. Thus the reading of a raise differs in different situation and with different type of players.

The Texas Hold’em poker will allow you some assessment of people, based on reading a players raise and categorize them. Some are called maniacs who will raise on every call and the tight and passive will be sure about the raise and then will go for it – which makes him a player who rarely raise. Some of the players will call in bets but will raise very rare or will rarely bet. This is a calling station player. The other type is the one who waits for the opportunity and then take it instantly when he gets it. These variations will be according to the behavior of the person while a raise is in the offing.