The bluff should rather be used but with a lot of responsibility and knowing in which situation and against whom to give a bluff is very important, should bluff more players tights and never bluff players maniacs.
Before bluffing you should pay close attention to who you will bluff. It's no use wanting to bluff a player who pays all the bets to the river, you'll only lose a stack, try to bluff against safe players, use a late position for that, if there is resistance from your opponents you should repeat them. Remember that you are not playing against idiots as many think, you are playing poker against opponents who have the same goal as you, to win stacks.
I only bluff when it makes sense and I can take down a pot because I know my opponents are probably weak. However, bluffing too much leads to you getting caught and your stack will start to dwindle. Bluffing usually works best in position and only when it's used sparingly against the right opponents.
I am usually shocked when I win with a bluff. I have been practicing using the bluff in certain situations. Most of the time, I win. Been caught a couple times and I often wonder what the other person is thinking.
It all depends on the players at the tables for bluffing. If your playing with a bunch of people who will call you down then I wouldn't try to bluff once. If the table is a bunch of tight players then I would try and bluff as much as needed to get the chips you need.
I tend to bluff with cbets and occasionally if the river draws a scare card. My bluffs are usually small... not huge full-stack bluffs since I rarely use those kinds of bluffs in any other situation. My attitude is that if my bluffs are 1/2 pot, theyíd only need to work over half the time in the long run for it to be profitable. And Iíve won my fair share of hands bluffing small to feel ok about being occasionally being pushed off an ok hand from time to time. If I do move up levels in cash games, I will undoubtedly be playing smarter players, and so I anticipate that bluffing will be an important part of my game.
Tournament are whole other story. Itís a requirement to bluff in tourneys to do well in tourneys so my aggression is a little higher. My attitude is that I need to create my own luck often times because Iíll never win a tourney only relying on cards Iím dealt.
You should bluff when you think you can get your opponent to fold.
Thatís one of a vague answer I know, but itís the most succinct and accurate answer that you can ever expect to get from a question like that. There is no straight answer to the question of ď how often should I bluff ?Ē. It all depends. To be more precise, when it comes to bluffing in Texas Holdem or any other variant of poker for that matter, you need to evaluate each individual situation before deciding whether or not to bluff.
Over time you will start to figure out good spots for bluffing. It all comes with good strategical knowledge of the game and experience.
Only when it is very necessary. Out of need, I don't use bluff. At 70%, this leads to the loss of a significant portion of the stack.
This is so true. You don't need to bluff every hand. You don't need to bluff 30% of your hands. Just pick times where you absolutely know that your opponent cannot call a certain bet, whether it be a value bet or big bet.
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1) TheDude6622 (don't bluff much)
2) 33Bumerang78 (don't bluff much)
3) 0546474 (bluff whenever he can, so i will set mine on him when i have a hand)
4) can-you-see-me (rarely bluff)
5) heresthecooler (passive bluff, 3bet him and he'll fold)
6) 57noona (fake weakness and 3bet his bluff)
I donít know how to bluff. Clean bluffing is very rare, even by well-known pros. Semi-bluffing is more popular than clean, as it leaves the player a chance to win. Often used when a player catches a straight draw or a flush draw.