re: Poker & Does anyone "NOT" bluff playing poker!
Originally Posted by XXPXXP
I just played a Fun SNG and found a player typing in the chatbox
"I never bluff"
How many % of true credit on this chat box message do put hime on?
Myself 100% don't believe in him!
I saw a lot lot of so honest play, who bluff sometimes!
Just want to know , does anyone "NEVER" bluff playing poker?
Sorry, I got side tracked by a strange Daniel Negreanu video....
Look, you might be able to play cash and never bluff. Maybe. But if you only play the nuts or bet/call only when you have a hand, that is a BIG tell, and you will be
bluffed, constantly. Your hand is like an open book. Plus, and even worse, you will not make any money. They will simply fold, knowing you are a nit and will not call or bet without a real good hand.
I would say it's almost impossible to make it very far into an MTT without bluffing. You simply might never get a decent hand, decent flop. So, if you don't bluff, you will get ante/blinded out of the game.
That's the funny thing about the C-bet. I would say maybe 60% of C-bets are bluffs. Many will Cbet any flop. Many more will call every one. However, therein lies a problem...
Some players start calling every post flop C-bet to see if you really have a hand. So, then you have to fire another bullet on the turn. Then they fold.
Then, they catch on, start calling your turn bet to see if you really have a hand, so then you have to fire a third bullet on the river. Then they fold.
Then, they catch on to that, so they start calling your river bet to see if you really have a hand, then you win by having Ace or King high, or hitting your kicker on the river, and....they wish they would not have called all those C-bets!
Sometimes you get caught in this way. You Cbet every street and a guy who flopped bottom pair will just call you down. The upside is, you were in control all the time, even though you lost. You controlled how much you lost. Now you know the next time you actually flop a real good hand, this calling station is going to give it all back.
It happens to me all the time. They LOL at beating my AK with bottom pair. Until I 3x preflop again with something else, like 7-8 suited, flop a set, and they call me down with bottom pair again. Then, I can ROFLMAO.