These ten tips will help you become a better bluffer. All were culled from the four-part series on bluffing.
Bluffing is tricky business. You never know for sure if you’ll be called, or if you’ll be able to steal a pot out from under your opponent’s nose. The next time you’re inclined to perform larceny at the poker table, keep these ten tips in mind.
1 Be aware of how many players you’ll have to bluff your way through. While one or even two players can be bluffed, unless you really have strong reasons to believe you’ll succeed, just don’t think about trying to bluff more than two opponents.
2 A bluff doesn’t have to work to make it the correct decision. After all, you’re usually just risking one bet to win an entire pot full of bets. Bluffing only has to work some of the time to be the right choice. And even when you’re caught, a bluff can be successful if it causes opponents to call when you are betting a strong hand.
3 Avoid bluffing players who are either experts or brain dead. Instead, aim your bluffs at good opponents. Poor …