How often do you bluff and in what cases?

sinergia

sinergia

Enthusiast
Joined
Sep 20, 2017
Total posts
25
only for playes money cash > 0,05/0,10$

i usually bluff (1 to 3 depending on the hand) if see small bets on flop/tern/river
if I see the nuts and a small bet on the river, bluffing at 3-5 of his bet.
and I see that this strategy justifies itself in cash games and completely non-working in tournaments
 
Andrew Popov

Andrew Popov

Legend
Loyaler
Joined
Jul 21, 2015
Total posts
2,766
Awards
4
It probably works on NL10, but it does not work at all on NL2. You too often get called from small pairs and draws. Who will be eager to throw out players of higher limits.
 
R

Rational Madman

Legend
Joined
Jan 11, 2017
Total posts
2,478
you dont bluff 1 to 3 BB you bluff 5 BB at once.

:)


bluffing means you represent very strong hand not somewhat strong hand.
 
paulinhlt

paulinhlt

Rock Star
Joined
Sep 26, 2015
Total posts
290
I bleffo very little, usually in spots sicks
 
terryk

terryk

TheCanuckwithalltheluck
Loyaler
Joined
Dec 14, 2016
Total posts
7,053
Awards
10
Rarely bluff,,,but semi-bluff all the time;)
 
D

deathcard53

Rising Star
Joined
Sep 22, 2017
Total posts
6
Online or no? That's a big part of the answer.
 
evildoesit2003

evildoesit2003

Legend
Joined
Aug 12, 2007
Total posts
1,919
Awards
1
Most peeps expect a bluff, if you know the players you may have an idea, but for the most part I hardly every bluff but if I did bluff they probably wouldnt call me.
 
MattRyder

MattRyder

🍏 Tech That Works!
Joined
Sep 12, 2013
Total posts
8,072
Awards
15
I bluff quite a bit actually. Usually nothing too crazy, but if I waited for good cards I'd pretty much never make any headway. I try to space it out, and hate it when I magically get a playable hand right after a bluff. I know that I'm going to get too much action if I open two hands in a row.
 
dj11

dj11

Legend
Joined
Oct 9, 2006
Total posts
23,189
Awards
9
I never bluff, and you should put that in your notes on me.
 
B

BetterNot

Rock Star
Joined
Aug 29, 2017
Total posts
115
i semi bluff often but never really bluf. I find it a lot easier to do when playing online compared to at a casino or something like that
 
MattRyder

MattRyder

🍏 Tech That Works!
Joined
Sep 12, 2013
Total posts
8,072
Awards
15
Rarely bluff,,,but semi-bluff all the time;)
Yeah, I semi-bluff sometimes too, but I don't really consider those to be bluffs. I know they are, but, they're also still live hands. I prefer a bluff with pure garbage (62o, 72o) since it's easier to let it go if I meet some resistance, i.e., there's no confusing it for what it actually is.

I will also bluff with suited garbage. That's kind of interesting because I consider it a bluff while many at the low stakes consider it a good hand. Very odd.
 
R

Rational Madman

Legend
Joined
Jan 11, 2017
Total posts
2,478
Yeah, I semi-bluff sometimes too, but I don't really consider those to be bluffs. I know they are, but, they're also still live hands. I prefer a bluff with pure garbage (62o, 72o) since it's easier to let it go if I meet some resistance, i.e., there's no confusing it for what it actually is.

I will also bluff with suited garbage. That's kind of interesting because I consider it a bluff while many at the low stakes consider it a good hand. Very odd.
But if I have aq and flop is co.pletely midranged cards I still bluff a high pocket pair etc especially if turn is not a king in that situation. Sure this comes to bite me hard at River if opponent slowplaying me with nuts and I hit the river etc but that's poker baby, if you want a coward's game take up chess.
 
johnny tigre

johnny tigre

Visionary
Joined
May 4, 2016
Total posts
559
I only bluff when im in position and if i can fold and muck my hand if i see that the opponent is calling my bluff.
 
GRIN281289

GRIN281289

Legend
Joined
Mar 2, 2017
Total posts
1,967
Awards
15
I rarely bluff unless small bets
 
vov4ik

vov4ik

Legend
Joined
Apr 6, 2017
Total posts
3,354
In the cash game, the bluff is better than in the tournaments, I have been bluffing a lot in the tournament and many times I flew off the tournament, now I bluff very rarely and look at the situation when you can bluff!
 
Dailon Arroyo Blandon

Dailon Arroyo Blandon

Legend
Joined
May 22, 2017
Total posts
1,237
Awards
9
From my point of view for a bluff to be successful should be given some playing conditions ... for example you must be in a good position ... there should be more than three playing the hand ... the ideal would be two villains ... know prior study that the villains who are playing the hand are very tilt ... and most importantly you do not have to do it often because they can catch you ... if these conditions occur I always do ...
 
Andrei Korolev

Andrei Korolev

Legend
Joined
Sep 16, 2015
Total posts
3,014
The bluff to the cache takes place ,because the game for cash and tournament buy chips...a Simple fear of losing your cash.
 
sinergia

sinergia

Enthusiast
Joined
Sep 20, 2017
Total posts
25
could not answer because of profile restrictions, it was meant how often you bluff with a weak hand (no more than the 1st pair)
 
sinergia

sinergia

Enthusiast
Joined
Sep 20, 2017
Total posts
25
saw desperate players in the cash game who bluffed full bankroll, having only the highest card, but these were rare cases and at the same time they played either full house or kare
 
TeUnit

TeUnit

Legend
Loyaler
Joined
Jan 20, 2009
Total posts
3,730
Awards
12
You should bluff when you think it will work, if you have a villan that plays 85% of hands you can know that they wont hit most of the time, but if you are playing against a nit that plays 6% of hands and has a very low aggression factor you probably shouldnt try to bluff the river.
 
B

BrianO

Rising Star
Joined
Sep 8, 2015
Total posts
4
I guess there are many kind of bluffing situation, first at all decide if you wanna bluff for to get the blinds or go for the "big stack". The last is pretty hard in free roll tournaments because ppl dont care :)
 
sinergia

sinergia

Enthusiast
Joined
Sep 20, 2017
Total posts
25
You should bluff when you think it will work, if you have a villan that plays 85% of hands you can know that they wont hit most of the time, but if you are playing against a nit that plays 6% of hands and has a very low aggression factor you probably shouldnt try to bluff the river.
I agree, but such players usually put high stakes in a post river
 
N

nameless

Enthusiast
Joined
Nov 7, 2018
Total posts
46
Dont bluff in any situation and some players never fold in that stakes some players only fold with failed draws
 
M

mioou2011

Enthusiast
Joined
Jan 17, 2019
Total posts
73
not always
its depend on opponents; if see he play tight or he is a weak I bluff
and remember this never bluff on new players
 
M

megiverz1

Rock Star
Joined
Dec 1, 2018
Total posts
140
Once in a while

It does not often justify itself in my case. I will bluff in one on one if I have good sign my opponent did not hit or some occasion like that.
 
Top