Being able to read other poker players is a crucial part of poker. Online or offline, learning how to read other poker players is the basis of many good hands being made. The tell lies in the eyes of the opponent. If you can read their eyes, what they are saying, and what they are doing, you can often tell if they have a strong hand or a weak hand. Likewise, you can often tell if they have a tell, as well.
The main source of 7meter tells is during the play of a hand when a player has looked at their cards, Hole cards, and the hole cards of their opponents. If you can learn to read these cards, you can tell quite often whether a player has a strong or weak hand. Eyes that give away tells are usually small ones which are hardest to notice. However, there are some online tells that can be picked up no matter what cards you are playing in.
For example, if a player looks at their cards and sees a pair, they may look away to the side and cursive gestures are common. This could mean a strong hand or a weak hand. Another tell would be a straight look, as some people do not like to take their time in moving their lips when they are thinking. If they look at their cards and then glance at their chips, they are almost certainly thinking about their cards.
Some other online tells would be hesitating when they make a call or raise, or may be asking themselves questions like “Am I bluffing?”, “What do they have?”, and “I have a good hand, what do I need another card?”. Of course, you may not be able to notice your opponents’ faces or reactions, but you can see the hands they actually have.
If you are playing with an online opponent, you can be sure that they are thinking about their own cards and thinking how strong their hand is or maybe not thinking at all. If you are playing with a live opponent, they will be more likely to be thinking about what cards you may have and what they should do, rather than themselves. At certain times, you will not be able to see their face but you can see the hands they hold.
It is almost impossible to know when a player is bluffing unless you have played with them long enough to see their face and know their habits. Even then, it is almost impossible to know exactly how they are going to play their hand unless you are their opponent and know them as well. In that situation, you would have to base your decisions on knowledge of your opponent, not on thoughts and feelings.
You may not be able to tell a players hand in two hands, but you can tell things like hand strength, whether the player is flopping a draw and when they have a good hand, and whether they are bluffing or not. It all comes down to statistics and hand reading skills.
When players are new to the game of poker, it is important to keep records of what wins and what it is when things go wrong for them. You will want to know what advantage you yourself have and what it is that your opponent has.