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Timing Tell Strategy

Start off Simple

When first adding timing tells to your game, it is important to realize that there is not a timing tell for every action. We recommend that you pick a few common spots to look for (see our common timing tell trends below) and combine those with the HUD popup’s average timing statistics.

Using the Average Timing Statistics

Average timings of opponents actions are a very powerful tool. For example, if an opponent takes 9 seconds to 3bet you and you know his average 3bet timing is 5 seconds, you can be confident that he took a longer than usual time to make his decision. Based on our studies below, this would be a good filter to apply when deciding to 4bet bluff or not.

However, if your opponent’s average 3bet timing was 9 seconds, you can be confident knowing that this is a normal timing for this player, and timing should not be considered while making your decision.

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Simple Trends to Exploit

We have been studying large sample sizes of timing hand histories to find common global trends. These are a very useful starting point for any user new to timing tells. Some of these trends are:

3Bet Success Rate in Relation to Timing Ranges

4Bet Success Rate in Relation to Timing Ranges

Raising Flop Cbet Success Rate in Relation to Timing

Common Timing Exploits in Relation to Regulars vs Weak Players

Strategy Videos

We have posted many strategy videos on YouTube about adding timing tells to your game (be sure to watch in 720p):

Thin Value Betting and Bet Sizing

Common Mistakes at the Micro Stakes

Beating Regulars at $200NL Zoom On PokerStars

Using Timing Tells to Win at PokerStars NL $10 6max Zoom Video

How to Move up from the Micro Stakes – PokerStars NL $10 6max Zoom Video

How to Bluff at the Micro Stakes – PokerStars NL $10 6max Zoom Video

PokerStars NL $10 Full-Ring Zoom Video Review

PokerStars NL $25 Full-Ring Zoom Video Review

Using TimeMojo Timing Tells in Poker

Strategy Blog

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