re: Poker & Favourite Bluff Plays
Originally Posted by MaxMx2
kmart99, good thread and thanks for sharing these bluff patterns. Do you play cash? What limits?
I'm also currently exploring options for bluffing trying to find efficient spots. At micros where I play bluff is difficult to apply, especially such as your No.1. People will often call till showdown with any pair or even just Ace high. So it's better to have at least some showdown equity.
I play 10c-25c ZOOM, and 10c-25c Ring 6 tables.
My winrate is 2.4bb/100 so not great, but still profitable.
I promise you that the 'Calling/Floating with nothing' bluff is profitable even at .01c-.02c if the flop texture is right.
Circumstances need to be as follows:
It needs to be a heads up situation.
I really prefer to be in position, but it isn't a must.
Original raiser opens with 3bbs or less.
Flop has at most 1 card above a 9, no ace
Original raiser HAS to c-bet.
Original raiser c bets the flop for 60% pot or less.
Original raiser checks the turn.
If any of these are not true, then abort mission and play straight forward.
If villain ends up check-calling my turn bet, THEN checks the river, they are likely bluff catching or trapping with overpair, or maybe have a flush draw. I just abort mission and check it back.
If they called me with just ace high and no draws, I make note of it as these players are rare. Checking down the river and seeing a turn call with a-high and no draws happens far less than 10% of the time. Probably closer to 1/20.
I promise you villain will almost always only call a 60-70% pot bet on the turn if they opened with a pocket pair or hit a good flush draw. UTG range will have pockets less than 25% of the time. So this play will fail when they have over pair, redraw, or have caught on to your play. Roughly 75% success rate.
That is still not enough to make it a profitable play.
Strategic bluffs are a massive part of the game and if you aren't doing it, you'll never escape the 5c-10c game IMO.