Bluffing Can be Your Best or Worst Skill in Poker

Posted in Bluffing, Poker, Poker Strategy, Robert Varkonyi, Scotty Nguyen, Video, World Series of Poker on Mar 21, 2009

robert varkonyiOne of the nice things about poker is that you can still win a game even when you have the weakest hand or cards. Imagine if everyone knows what the others are holding, only the best of cards will win the game.

Poker gives importance to how a player handles himself during the best and worst situations. You can do a bluff to make other players believe that you have the best hand even though you have the weaker if not the weakest.

Bluffing is a necessary skill and you need to know when to use it and not just use it for the sake of bluffing.

Deceiving Faces

Bluffing come in two kinds. You have the pure bluff and the semi bluff.

A pure bluff is done when a player has a really bad hand and has a very slim to no chance of winning. Do this kind of bluff and throw a prayer that everyone on the table will fold.

A semi-bluff is different since a player bets on a weak hand which may improve later on. Let’s say on flop, a player has four cards to a straight in Texas Hold’em and bets, that is a semi bluff.

To Bluff or Not to Bluff? This article has a good continuation at Action Dan Poker.

Here’s a good example of a perfect bluff:

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