- Mar 14, 2016
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This is very true--so important to have a grasp of what your opponent is most likely thinking in order to make profitable bluffs!I think that a lot of recreational players do not think about representing specific hands when they do bluff and that's where they get into a lot of trouble. If you are repping Ax or a pocket pair for example, but you normally raise with that hand pf, you are immediately giving yourself away.
I agree with your decision to give up on winning the hand and electing to not bluff the river there. Villain happened to show down with one of the few holdings he could reasonably have that were better than your hand but likely would've folded if he bet. Given the action, I think even Q-high would be unlikely to fold, and any kind of hand he has has not been significantly impacted by the river due to the relative strength of even a high-card hand. So even though you're at the bottom of your range, you aren't representing much are likely to be called very wide--and those factors would also make me want to check/give up on the hand.I like this chapter, it helps me improve my bluffing skills, and I see many places where I should bluff on the river, but I got scared and gave up. In many situations like this https://www.cardschat.com/replayer/124DnXN7L, I have no showdown value and scare the bluff river, although the villain has unimproved draw.
I don’t understand river bets to get a fold with an ace high.
Thanks Colin and Katie.
Very good video, only now I know that there is an art in bluffing.
Observe the betting tendencies of opponent and pretend you have a good hand
Thanks for the video appreciate it on to the next
Ideally, you should have a single opponent to bluff and other factors such as the late position since it is more advantageous than the early position when bluffing and also if the board presents a possible draw. But you have to avoid bluffing too much
Hello Collin I am impressed with this content "The Art of Bluffing", now many of the aggressions by the villains make sense. I begin to understand better the concept and application of the c bet and the difference of the semi bluff, as well as the need to recognize weak opponents and to make notes. I was also able to associate what was commented in the previous class about value bet and how the villain is behaving . From now on I will pay more attention to my bluffs and at the villains. I would like to ask the following question: How much percents should I program for a bluff? Or when I'm bluffing, should I go for the last try? In the semi bluff there is a percentage that I should bet and shouldn't I?
My answer was no to both. Villain had 2.75x Hero stack, called a raise, may have hit, don't think it was worth it. It is interesting how the A could have been a scare card. Still no outs, maybe a good time for Hero since he raised. It's hard not being at the table to get an idea of the play. Is Hero committed, was the first bet a semi-bluff or continuation? Was he willing to commit more towards the pot?
I was not a big fan of this chapter. If you call me on this I would clearly be caught in a bluff! I think you may be creating a monster!?
5 Great guidelines to consider before bluffing. I like how you point out if you have a read on a player this is another opportunity. Also, in lower limit games where players are more sticky, your better option is making a hand and value betting. As some of the previous chapter show, math is such an important part of the game and I feel bluffing must therefore also have a range where it is +/- EV. These 5 guidelines to consider will help me find that +EV bluffing range. I think what also needs to be considered is your table image. It will be tougher to bluff if you have been recently caught in a bluff or two or you are up against opponents who may have you noted as someone who may bluff more often than not.
Thanks for the content!
It is an art that does not give me much result and also I do not master very well, maybe the context in which I play (low limits) is not convenient or it is more difficult to perform them, I do not know.
The art of bluffing i think is a lot like fishing you need the right bait and time! I can't seem to bluff as good online as i do at a live table this puzzles me a little, my thoughts on this is i'm not able to see my opponent and get a good read because as we all know everyone has a tell. Any thoughts on this Collin or Katie?
Thanks for the advice Collin i'll be using it in my next online game which is today hope to see you some time sitting across form me :cheers:That's very interesting. My thoughts:
The likelihood of getting a bluff through is based on how well you're picking your spots, as well as how capable your opponents are of folding. My guess is that you're in more loose-passive online games rather than picking spots better when you're playing live.
Suggested adjustment: Switch up your online style toward more value-betting and less bluffing. And nice work in the live games!