Clues that Tell you when to Fold in Online Poker
Online poker players who don't have a good hand usually check in order to see the next card without risking a bet hoping that they could make a decent hand. Even so, don't put your guard down just yet because he could just be going into "slow play," which could mean that he is just trying to conceal his good hand and trick his opponents to start the betting.
If a player "check - raise" you, be extremely careful because this is a clear danger sign that your opponent has a strong hand. Before you make any decisions, be sure that you've got a stronger hand.
When your opponent goes "all in," he is practically announcing at the poker table that he's got an unbeatable hand, and if you feel lucky you can go ahead and make his day and call him. If you think that he is bluffing, you must have a hand that you're 110 percent sure of winning, otherwise you must fold.
Clever poker players who've got a strong hand always want to get the most money out of their opponents' stack and into the pot. A small raise sometimes does the trick in keeping the bets going and fill the pot, instead of making the bets so high as to make everybody suspicious. So, if somebody makes a small raise, don't ignore it because there could be more to it than meets the eye.
Be wary of anybody who takes an unusual length of time to check or call. This could indicate that a monster hand had landed on the lap of a beginner and he is unsure if he should raise, call or check and is thinking about the consequences before deciding to just check and see what happens.
It's bad news for you if there are still 3 or more poker players in the flop and you have not been dealt a King or an Ace. The possibility is not too remote that one or more of your opponents is holding a high card. Unless you've got triples or two pairs, or if you are in a "straight draw" or a "flush," fold right away.
In case one of your opponents has a third one in his hand, there's a big possibility that he has a strong hand. Try to check to see a free card if you have a weak hand, otherwise fold. Be on the alert and think twice if you still want to bet if you notice that your opponent might be holding two or three cards on the flop and make big raise or an all-in.