This is a discussion on Are you confident with Bluff?? within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; How does everyone usually go about bluffing, checking and acting like you donít have anything or playing confident and offensive?
If you raise and then check when the flop lands on the table, the opponent realizes that your card did not match or you do not have a pocket pair. Therefore, there is an extended raise on the flop and depending on the opponent's response, you take further action. Either you bluff further and raise the raise or check. It all depends on your stack size and the importance of the game.
I try to make it seem like I really have what ever i'm trying to make them think I have. But only if i'm pretty sure they can be bluffed out depending on the cards on the boards and how opponent bets. also it's best to bluff when player/s check 2 or 3xs in a row. Normally bluffing I don't like.
How does everyone usually go about bluffing, checking and acting like you donít have anything
There was some individual from asia in tonightī freeroll who pretty much acted just like that lol - as much i saw then he tried to bluff more than enough and most times he wasnt even succesful but then again it must be his fault then haha
for me, it really depends on everything really, how certain people play are tight, passive or just a nit, also depending on the board, and how you are telling a story, by telling a story I mean on your bet sizing. sizing of bet usually indicates how strong you hand is
It's all situational, if I'm in a tournament an I have a player out chipped meaning I can put them to their tournament life with an extremely tough decision due to bricking, fire away if I feel my range hits the board more heavily than theirs. Other times you just know you're beat and you have to shutdown and accept defeat. It all varies by situation, you can't win em' all. No shame in folding.
You can't play the same way against different type of opponents , I am confident whenever I bluff against a good opponent but if my opponent is a huge station then it would be silly by me trying to outplay him.
No who is your heart will start pounding sometime i will start sweating but some people will call with nothing so ya got to watch out for this I had people call me with ace high I've done before had to much money on the table
To bluff will always depend on many things, the position, how the hand developed from the preflop, the type of player you are facing and your stack of chips vs the stack of your opponents, I like to bluff conservative players or weak, players a little loose I like to do the semi-bluff is a re-raise with possible projects to complete one man that sometimes are completed other times not.
Bluffing is part of the game, so without it it is difficult to win and play profitably. So I try to bluff, but depending on the boards and opponents, doing exactly the same thing as with the best hand.
It is not always useful, I have experienced this and I can tell you it worked, but it rarely works, so you need to be careful. In this case, it is dangerous to lose chips, the size of the stack, if so, is worth the risk.
im never confortable when bluffing however in some scenarios it can be a + ev play. how to determined whether its profitable or not? it depends exclusively on two factors. luck and the opponent's style of play. bluffing is generally going to be less effective against loose aggressive players than against tight aggressive players since the first ones don't tend to fold their hand even if they don't connect a good hand postflop.
In most cases, my bluff is successful. I often notice that the opponent is bluffing. In this case, I raise it myself. He falls. But it's very dangerous. You can make a mistake and lose a lot or all the chips.