re: Poker & Question about bluffing.
Originally Posted by JJ Cricket
I'll min bet on a paired flop, make it look like a trap bet, any action I'm otta there! works alot!
I like this move a lot, whether I'm bluffing or not. If I get raised, I'm out of there losing a minimum amount, people fold a lot because they're suspicious of the trap (or else they just have crap). And when they've seen me make that play a lot, they're more willing to call the bet and build the pot up, so when I do have the hand, and I fire around a half to 3/4 pot bet, is it a continuation of the bluff? Do I have the hand?
Obviously playing against good players they'd catch on, but this style works a lot for the low limits I've been playing online. Steal a lot of small pots, get action when you hit a hand, it's win-win .
The one difference is if I put someone on a draw, I have to make a bet that doesn't give them odds
. Also although this may be obvious, I never try this move (without a hand) in a hand with any more than 3 people. Almost all pots I enter I re-raise 3x PF, and if 4-5 people call I'm in check-fold mode unless I flop a hand. If I'm heads up, continuation bet no matter what. From the reaction I can usually make some kind of read, 3-handed if I'm facing people who see too many flops and play weak after the flop (according to PokerAce) I may try one 3-handed.
But against more serious players and live games that doesn't work, you've gotta mix it up more.