We continue our series of articles on the bluff here deployed in the field by two errors do not (ever) at the poker table.
Let’s say that 1 out of 5 times managed to win of the plate being able to play (almost) always in balance. We also say that when you do not win right away, and your opponents are simply put, the game proceeds boring towards the turn card.
The two greatest enemies of bluff
I say boring because all the players are still just before you check and do not assume responsibility for a change of pace to the game. When you are in situations like this, you’re doing? Keep up the check until the showdown or placed a nice raise to attack the ego deeper than the competition?
The most difficult part of the bluff consists in managing such moments and to know when it’s worth pressing on the accelerator and attack all like little kamikaze – or it would be better sticking to the brake and run screaming from the game.
Attacking an opponent with a monster or end up fearing another player inconsistent with one hand are the two worst mistakes you can make in an attempt to bluff. They are stupid, superficial, and – above all – they always end up costing a lot of money.
Precisely for this reason you should always analyze the game to understand what can hide in the hands of your opponent still in the game.
Always try to pay attention to the board to see which hand your opponent can call you. They are loose enough to be called with a flush draw or a bottom pair? Or do you have in front of players expected that only come into play with a top pair?
But above all, they are weak enough to call the flop and fold the turn?
The most absurd mistake committed by many players is not exactly in pay due attention to the opponents but to attack them in a superficial way as if you were the bullies of the table.
The Bluff failed
One player will contend the pot on the river. You were sure would have folded, and why you have become a pretty stupid bet. He made the call with bottom pair while you have King high. Which leads you to think but how the hell did you call with those cards!?
Be humble, do not be tempted to convince you that your opponent has made a mistake. Because if it is true that he made the call with a terrible hand – it is equally true that your attempt to bluff a calling station has been a move much more stupid than his.
The key is the experience
If this article – as well as our guide on how to bluff in poker – covering key aspects of successful bluff, the only method available to you about taking over this powerful weapon is to practice on the field and mature with the help of ‘experience.
Play, try thousands of different moves and never be afraid to lose. Because only uin this way you can watch your opponents with intense focus and prepare to make the perfect bluff.