Online Poker Bluffing Continued
Like it or not bluffing happens to be a very significant part of online poker, we have already established that. Let’s take a look at how we can use bluffing to our advantage.
When putting any or all of these bluffing strategies to use, don’t neglect the fact that the other players might have heard about and implementing these very same strategies too and due to that fact they might call you on your bluff. Try and bluff only against players you have studied and are known to you to have better chances of coming out on top.
Here are some more situations, in continuation to the previous post on this poker blog.
A. When you are last and everyone else checked.
If they all checked, this means their hands are not that great at all. Be aware because you will force some to make the bid, but some will probably fold. You might need to make this a persistent bluff, betting and raising bets a few times, because the bluff is common and others expect it.
B. When you placed a bet early but didn’t get the cards.
Of course, if they see you are still betting they will think you found the cards you need on the table. It is fairly risky and there are no patters for this, you just have to feel the table and analyze the cards and odds accordingly.
C. When the others fear you.
If you just won a good hand or some consecutive less important hands, then they know you can really play. If they type “Nice hand” they are now in your power, they respect and fear your hands. They are likely to fold if you raise the bet, only if you play this bluff the same way you played the winning hands.
D. When the cards in the flop are bad.
Upon seeing a bad flop it is quite likely that most players will fold. If the flop has three rainbow cards that don’t match at all, like for instance: 6, 9, and 3 it is most likely no one has anything. So this is a good time to try and bluff, but concentrate on the turn and the river. If they are also low, go right ahead with your bluff.
So, there you have it , but bear in mind that you need to practice as much as you can to become a truly winning poker player.