re: Poker & Bluffing in low stakes sit-n-go's
Originally Posted by bigdog111
no matter what the stakes bluffing is the biggest risk
It comes into play at higher stakes.
This is because player play correctly, they strive to maximise profit. This means that some flops have certain betting lines with certain hands.
When 2 players are of a decent standard they each know these lines.. its like playing tic-tak-toe. There is just a way of doing it.
So players can then start to bluff.
They play a hand in a way which is consistent with a different betting line (if and when the opertunity arises)
The villian sees this and either falls for the trap or thinks.. hang on he knows I can see the obvious line, he is taking the monster route. I would nearly always fold it and I am sure that he knows this. So why would he take a line that I'm most likely going to fold, if he has this big hand.
So he dosen't have this big hand.... or does he and he still plays it this way because he thinks I will think its a bluff and he has thought about that and still played it this way so I call.
NONE of thios takes place in small stakes games where oppponents cannot value bet correctly and where opponents do not know how to hand read.
So, if you have to ask about bluffing.. chances are you are playing at a level wheere it dosen't work much anyway.