I hate it when that happens.
Originally Posted by Ronaldadio
Does anyone have any advice on how to counter a bluff on line?...U know he is bluffing, what do u do?...In the past I have gone all in. Sometimes winning, sometimes losing.
First, if I KNOW he's bluffing, then I ALWAYS reraise. But, alas, the problem is that we can not KNOW that he is bluffing...we can only make an educated guess. If you really feel it is more than likely that he is bluffing, reraise. If he calls your RR, then assume your read is wrong. Or you could call him to the river with your A-high...hoping that you can afford it if he hits and you don't.
But I am with Titans4ever on this one...let it go. I don't KNOW if he is bluffing and since he is probably the kinda idiot that would call my raise with 97s, I'm not gonna assume he's got nothing. I wait until I have a hand I can play like an overpair in this situation. Make him regret his too frequent bluffs. Remember Coryan's Fourth Rule of Poker...."Even an idiot can get a hand". You just wait until you actually have something you can bet on.
So, in your scenario, if I know he is gonna raise me on the flop, I'm not gonna bet it...and then I will fold to his bet (unless it's tiny) since I hit nothing. Don't bluff back....he ain't gonna fold. You take these guys out when you make a hand and they continue to play the idiot game.