Bluffing is one of the most exciting aspects of the game of Texas Hold’em. But contrary to the contentions of amateur players to be able to bluff it takes more than a good poker face. Read on to learn the concepts of psychology and statistics, and to convince your opponents that you have the best hand.
Tips: the psychology of bluff
It is important to remember that …
1. Bluffing is a necessary part of your strategy. The question is not whether to bluff or not, but when. Without ever bluff in the long run you more likely to lose.
2. Get your own pace. If you bluff too often, you will be caught for sure. The exception to this rule is when you have just got to bluff and then guesses a big hand. Use your reputation as a convenience to induce your opponents to raise.
3. Make a note of your table image. Even for experienced poker players, if you’re passing through a sequence loser and your table image is weakened, it is time to start bluffing. There are chances that your opponents will understand.
4. Be careful to tell the opponent. Species experienced players. You’re not the only player at the table who could star attempting a bluff, and you need to know what you’re up against.
5. Harness the ‘hands of fear’. When the community cards show that there is the possibility of making a strong hand, is a good choice to give the idea of having the nuts. The other side of the coin is that in some cases others at the table can do the same thing.
6. Beware of bad players. May not have the quality to read the board well, and even to note that you are playing as if they had a strong hand.
7. Compensate your bluffing strategy with another, when you play online. Since opponents can not see you, and to online there are many beginners, it is more difficult for a player online notice when you’re trying to make people understand that they have a big hand.
Tips statistics bluff. Bluffing pay when …
1. At the table there are few players. This is true for two reasons: 1) there are fewer hands at the table, the less chance there is that someone will have a decent hand, and 2) there are fewer players at the table, the less people have to convince.
2. No one has raised before you and you are in late position. Remember, this is a pretty obvious bluff, so please harder to leave.
3. The flop is mediocre. In this case, most players will fold and you can use it to your advantage. But first you need to study your opponents to see if the bluff is the right move.
4. The board shows a pair. The lower the couples, this strategy becomes useful. For example, if the torque is 7.7 there is a good chance that these cards have already been fold.
5. You are at a table no-limit or high-limit. In a low-limit game is not really that takes advantage of the bluff. It is more likely that your bluffs are seen, as the necessary stake is still low.
6. Your opponents have a short stack. This is an excellent opportunity to take advantage of the weak position of your opponents.
7. Do you have any ‘out’ can (also called ‘semi-bluff’). Bluffing with the ‘out’ means that the game is not over yet, and there is still a possibility that the turn or river you can tie a decent hand.