How to determine a player in poker

It is important to understand against whom you play in poker. In this way, it will be easier for you to win a game.  

You can determine your opponent by the following features:

The size of the opponent’s stack.

Each strategy of an experienced poker player is based on managing his or her own finances that are called, bankroll management. Professionals always keep their stack size under strict control. Many new players use the auto-rebuy function, which is part of the functional service in most poker rooms. New players who do not have a clear and well-thought-out strategy, as a rule, do not manage their finances. Usually, they deposit more money after they lose everything.

A number of tables.

The goal of the regular is to make a profit, so he is trying to take maximum advantage from hanging out in the poker room by playing several tournaments or tables at the same time. Many pros manage to include up to one hundred tables, but for an amateur, this task will be not only overwhelming but also unnecessary, since it is important for him to enjoy the game. That is why it is possible to determine a weak opponent with the help of a search, where the number of tables will be displayed.

The size of the bets.

Playing according to the tried and tested strategy, the poker player adheres to certain rules for choosing the size of the bet. Usually, it will not be less than half a pot. Low-level players do not make mathematical calculations; do not determine the profitability of a particular bet size in relation to the size of the bank. Therefore, an experienced player can determine the level of an opponent in a really easy way.


Pros do not abuse chatting, as all their attention is focused on playing at multiple tables. For weak users, chat is a tool with which they can speak about failure, complain about the bad RNG, or express enthusiasm about an accidental victory. For a regular, such messages will be a hint about the presence of a weak opponent.