re: Poker & I've decided to quit bluffing... could this ever be a good idea?
Originally Posted by msufan
I play a live $1/$2 NLHE full-ring game that usually runs 10 handed. The game is exceptionally fishy and people generally view top pair as the nuts. As a result, I've found bluffing to be so -EV that I literally never bother to try it. Could that be the smartest move, or am I missing value by completely eliminating that from my repertoire? Should I be willing to make a -EV bluff every now and then, hoping to "show it off" when called so as to get even more callers on future hands?
i have tried this out before, and it works but it is a very tough skill. What i mean is showing your bluff to induce action,
lex veldhouis does this at the wsop
, but it ended up killing him. If you are playing with players that will tilt a lot, this is a great move, but players that can get pushed around will usually just become harder players to deal with if you keep bluffing and showing your bluffs.