How To Bluff in Poker

How, when and why to bluff in poker …

Let’s face it … If you want to play poker, you want to learn to bluff!

Why do poker players avoid bluffing? Can’t they just play the game according to the rules, fair and just? Well, to tell the truth, poker wouldn’t be a POKER without a good bluff. Without it, the game will become very monotonous and played only by good mathematicians, calculating their chances of winning a hand. It will be just a simple game of luck, where bets will be placed according to the “win – lose” chance and the player with the best card combination will win. There is nothing wrong with that (if you are a very good mathematician), but try to do it without stopping … Certainly, it will become a burden and not a source of entertainment – making money along the way.

More than giving variety and excitement during the game, there are other significant assets that come from bluffing in poker games. When playing low limit competitions, bluffing is often used for the simple reason that there is little to lose if no one among your opponents believes in your bluff. But with low stakes, the chance of being called is higher. Of course, on the bright side, if your bluff is effective, you could have a lot to gain and, of course – nothing to lose.

However, when the stakes are high, a good advance planned bluff can be a very effective tool. The higher the bet on your bluff, the more your opponent loses if he calls. In this case, bluffing easily becomes a big temptation, especially if you win a pot or two using this strategy. This is where good players distinguish themselves from amateurs. Knowing when to quit is essential to playing successful poker and avoiding bankruptcy. Don’t think that playing “ALL IN” every time you feel like you’re bluffing will always win the pot. If there are any thinking creatures at the table with you, sooner or later you will discover that you are indeed bluffing in the path of wealth and will interrupt your triumphant march to victory!

How to bluff in poker ???

If you are interested in using bluffing as one of your strategies, you first need to do a little research on what kind of opponents you are facing. This is basically what defines the novice veteran. The amateur will probably believe all the bluffs that come his way. The good player, on the other hand, will probably study the events that occurred in the game, including the behavior of other players and the pot.

Well, surely bluffing should be used according to your position in the game and the image you create among the other planners. Do you bet on every hand you receive or play “according to the rules” and bet only on good hands?

1. Playing Like a “Maniac” – One of the perks of being a “maniac” at the table is keeping your opponents alert all the time, because nobody knows what your next move will be. The more flexible your game, the easier it is for you to “play slow”. Slow play is a bluffing technique that is used when you have a good hand and you want others to think you don’t, so you don’t scare them. This is done just by calling other players’ bets and trying to make them think you are thinking of folding at any time. So when you get to the river (the final betting round), you really want to bet or raise to get the most out of your hand (also trying not to bully others with a big bet so they call).

2. Playing “tight” – A tight player is one who bets only on “good” hands and gives up on “bad” hands. You could tell a tight player if he / she folds more often when raised than he calls. Advertising this type of image to yourself can be very lucrative later in the game. When others think you are only betting on good hands, it puts you in a very strong position to bluff or semi-bluff. Having a straight player reputation can easily be used to trick even the most experienced players into betting a weak hand – just don’t overdo it! You want to keep your game image steady so as not to let your mask be discovered.

As I said before, no poker is real poker unless you play a few bluffs.

Yet! Choosing to use bluffing techniques simply as a way of managing a particular round will almost certainly be ineffective. This is because your opponents can sniff out inconsistencies in your game and feel your hopelessness over the way you deal with your cards. If they are veteran players, you will surely have your bluff revealed.

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