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  24-Jun-15, 04:23   #1
Tips for spotting a bluff -1 
Pygmalion69 

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One of the skills of a good poker player is able to detect when their rivals are doing a bluff. I mean not find a tell that betray the bluff, but to analyze the development of a hand and compare it with the information you have on your opponent.
If you have a conservative style of play you should try to pay some bets from time to time where you have suspicions that they will be bluffing. That way you avoid taking aggressive players point.
When the last round of betting comes and all the community cards are visible you should be asking the question: What possible hands can have my opponent as their bets on the hand?
You must analyze your style of play, betting patterns, and played the hand pre-flop and from that position and how to play post-flop hand, seeing the texture of the board and possible projects.
The second question to ask yourself is: What does my opponent think about my possible hands? In that case you should consider your playing style, the image you have on the table and the cards you showed at the showdown in the last hours of play. Spade Club Heart Diamond

     
  25-Jun-15, 00:26   #2
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MaxiArma 

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The semi-bluff is a deceptive movement dismissal made voluntarily.
You do not think you have the best hand?
Do you have potential to be a good move your hand?
Do you see a realistic chance of winning the pot immediately with a bet?
Then, take the initiative with a semi-bluff Cool

     
  25-Jun-15, 00:53   #3
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LucasGeo 

Joined: Nov '12
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Bluffing is an art!
Mix your game can make you a tough opponent to read a poker table. Learn when it is the right time to bluff or semi-bluff is an art in itself, the timing, the rhythm, that's all.
Choose the right situation to bluff (bluff) or semi-bluff (semi-bluff).
Watch your opponents at the table, and their actions.
Try to win as many chips as possible before leaving the table.

     
  25-Jun-15, 00:58   #4
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LadyFloppy 

Joined: Nov '13
Location: Argentina
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The lantern is a deceptive movement dismissal made voluntarily.
Does your hand has no chance of winning in the showdown?
Despite that, will you win the hand?
Then, you need to bluff.
The lantern is actively playing a weak hand.

     
  25-Jun-15, 05:10   #5
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Willid88 
Joined: Feb '14
Location: Mauritius
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Hello LadyFloppy I hope you not bluffing us with your age and gender Blink


     
  25-Jun-15, 09:14   #6
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yout85 
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Awwwww... A big family discussion played out on the forum... How sweet Big Smile

Off topic, but I think it must be really nice to have an entire family who share your love of poker... always someone around to talk to, or bounce ideas off.

My Brother plays poker, but it wouldn't be a very long conversation if I asked my Mom/Dad/Sister about anything poker related Smile

Make sure to use that as the benefit it is... Poker is about finding an advantage, then using it... You guys and girl have a ready made advantage in having each other Thumbs Up

     
  25-Jun-15, 14:38   #7
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Heskor 
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You should balance your play if you are bluffing and yeah semi bluffing is one of the tool to keep them guessing on your move, also weak look strong and strong look weak in the long run some can be deceptive , so try to use the max info you get! Therefore you can spot a bluff and all also playing a lot and getting experience in certain sport will help you know what to do like that check raise on dry flop when he limped, he has 3 of a kind!

     
  27-Jun-15, 00:11   #8
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demodawggy 

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...Sometimes I just have REAL problems believing some folks.... You see them playing a lot of hands, and particularly a lot of hands with scare cards on the table... Previous hands would have beaten him,...so you decide to go for it...

...It hurts though when yoy actually DO catch them,...and they get lucky and donk you off the pot... Confused

     
  27-Jun-15, 08:20   #9
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damosk 
Joined: Feb '11
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Usually, the way to determine a bluff, is when you have the nuts and your opponent goes all in with relative rubbish! This happens all the time at some poker sites and in freerolls. Some people call it BINGO! Can anyone explain the difference between (good and acceptable play that is called a) bluff and BINGO?

     
  27-Jun-15, 12:13   #10
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Pygmalion69 

Joined: Jun '12
Location: Argentina
Age: 48 (M)
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The bluff is a false move to intimidate or impress the oponente.En lose the game can have a high game and you can also win having a low game, obviously this is not the most likely, but it is a reality that resulting in one of the most important theories of this game, the bluff. bluffing action basically is nothing more nor less to lie directly or indirectly, to play against us in a poker table. There are many ways to lie to provoke the other participants a change in behavior or in form of betting; For example, if what you have in hand is a low game, the money on the table is a lot, and want to win, the only alternative is the bluff Agree

     
  27-Jun-15, 12:13   #11
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SBEP 

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Well bingo is when u go all in against bullets with 74off, and u crack them, a bluff is, lets say u hold AT blinds are 50/100 u raise 300 u have one caller, and the flop comes K78 rainbow, now u miss everything, but u muss find out where u are, so u cbet 300, in this case i would bet here 500, if he insta calls, hes more then likely to have the K, but if he takes his time and then calls i would assume hes either on str8 draw or he hit 7 or 8, now the turn comes 2, i would take it down here, i would bet 1000 just to steal it here, if he is on a draw he would fold it here, if he has pair of 7 or 8, he would say to him self "this guy raised preflop, which means pair or good starting hand something like AQ,KQ,AJ,KJ, so he must have hit the K, so ill fold" and that would be a good bluff and the end of this story, if there were no sticky players or bingo players, in which case u r fukced Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile

Edited by SBEP (Saturday, June 27, 2015 @ 12:19 GMT)


     
  28-Jun-15, 02:22   #12
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MaxiArma 

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The Bluff that changed the history of Poker
The year was 2003 and it was disputing the Main Event of the largest World Series history in Las Vegas.
The definition of the biggest tournament in the history of the WSOP so far was between Sam Farha and Chris Moneymaker. Sammy was a professional and regular player of the most expensive high stakes games in Las Vegas. Chris worked as an accountant and had gained entry to the main event through a satellite of u $ s 40 in the online room PokerStars.
The definition of the biggest tournament in the history of the WSOP so far was between Sam Farha and Chris Moneymaker. Sammy was a professional and regular player of the most expensive high stakes games in Las Vegas. Chris worked as an accountant and had gained entry to the main event through a satellite of u $ s 40 in the online room PokerStars.
Sam was the favorite to win the title and few believed that the accountant had chances to beat the professional in the head's-up. Until hand came that would change the fate of the final duel and history of Poker.
Sam raised pre-flop in the small blind with Q ♠ 9 ♥ and Chris spent in the big blind with K ♠ 7 ♥.
The flop came 9 ♠ 2 ♦ 6 ♠ and both players checked. The turn was the 8 ♠, giving a flush Chris King and straight draw 7. Sam had his top pair and the flush draw board with his Lady.
Farha pulled his black glasses and bet half pot (150K). Chris was wearing glasses with yellow glass, in which the table is reflected. The amateur player who was playing one of his first live tournament, decided to make a raise to 500K with its many projects. Poker books then would call that play as "semi-bluff."
Sam paid up and then said with a smile to his rival: "I have a feeling that this will end soon." The size of the well amounted to 1.8 million and was 3 ♥ river. Farha was the winning hand and Chris wrong projects. But in the Poker there is a way to win without the best hand: making your opponent fold the better hand.
Sam spent on the river and acknowledgment Chris had a high king. Therefore their only way of winning the hand was doing his opponent fold. He decided to try and moved all in, covering his rival. Sammy would be eliminated by an amateur in the final of the most important tournament in the world if he lost the hand.
As I thought to do to Chris asked: "Do not have a flush not wrong?". Sam was right and did not get any response from Chris, who was still waiting for the action of Sam. After a few minutes of analysis, professional decided to fold his hand, losing a key that would have doubled in chips.
Moneymaker's bluff allowed to boost their confidence and increase their chip lead. A few hands later tournament champion, showing the world by ESPN cameras that anyone could win the main event of the World Series was consecrated. It became u $ s 40 to u $ s 2,500,000 and sparked the boom of Texas Hold'em, both online and live

     
  28-Jun-15, 20:00   #13
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Pygmalion69 

Joined: Jun '12
Location: Argentina
Age: 48 (M)
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Bluffing is undoubtedly one of the most interesting aspects of poker. Fool your opponent representing best cards that really have and thus make them withdraw their winning hand, often can be very exciting and rewarding. But apart from the factor of emotion that offers a bluff, it is also a key element if you want to be a successful poker player.

If a player had to always wait until you give away the best hand to win a pot, poker, not only lose much of its Atraktins, but also minimize your profit margin because each player would become very predictable. The bluff lets you mix your poker strategy and always leave your opponents wondering where you stand in a hand. However, the excitement of bluffing always comes with a risk, and if the bluff is not applied correctly, can get into a lot of problems.

     
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