Bluffing or Not Bluffing (limit or No Limit)
WISDOM #1: One thing that I have learned and will share with you.... If you think your opponent is bluffing, they usually ARE NOT BLUFFING.
Is he probably bluffing?
Well, players want to play! They will look for excuses not to fold. So sometimes, even when you think youíre probably beaten, this thought can creep into the back of your mind to convince you that thereís at least some possibility that your opponent is bluffing and that you should continue with a marginal hand into a very strong bet.
In "limit" poker, this usually isnít a problem. The instinct that propels you to call on the river is a usually a good one, since the pot is usually many times the size of the limited bet. However, in "no limit" poker, when the bet is often as large as the pot, this can be a serious problem.
Of course there are times when your opponent is actually bluffing and a call is in order. But, you must guard against the thought that your opponent may be bluffing to just serve as an excuse for you to call a bet when your better judgment tells
you to fold. As stated earlier, If you think your opponent is bluffing, they usually ARE NOT BLUFFING.
My best and GL, Wally (Aka Bullish06)