Tips to Become a Bluffing Expert

Written by Super User. Posted in Poker Strategy

Like you all know, playing online poker is very much different from playing live games, especially when it comes to bluffing. Live bluffing is all a matter of behaviour and small gestures, attitude and “poker face” but, of course, when you play online poker you don't see your other opponent's faces, which can be an advantage but also a problem; keep this in mind when you enter an online poker tournament and take a look at the following bluffing tips.

First of all, always keep in mind that there’s a time for bluffing and a time for playing serious. Many players bluff way too many times and end up losing all their money in the long run. This is why you should never enter a hand with the pre-decided intention of bluffing. It depends on the cards you have in your hands, but also on the way your opponents are behaving.

If someone is betting high stakes, chances are they’re either bluffing or they have a truly high point in their hands. That’s the moment when you ought to the decide what to do, not before. In poker playing there are no intentions, only cards and bets.

Talking about other players, when it comes to bluffing it’s better to do it when you cover a late table position instead of an early one, so you’ll be able to see your opponents’ behaviour and decide what to do. So how to know when your opponents are bluffing? Check out this site to inform yourself

If you are not sure whether to bluff or not, then don’t. Bluffing requires and incredible amount of resolve, therefore, you have to be sure of what you’re doing and do it to the fullest. There’s no halfway through in bluffing: you either go for it, or you don’t.

To bluff or not to bluff: How to decide? Ask yourself if your opponent will fold. If the answer is yes, then go for it, but always remember that, in order to make them fold, you have to make them think they’ll lose if they keep betting against you.