The Art of Bluffing that can bring a Winning Smile to Your Face


The Poker with Texas Hold’em can be tricky and so you need to learn a few tricks to save yourself and to win with the help of the tricks. One such trick is Bluff or Semi-bluff. You make your opponent believe you have a better hand than you actually have – to stop him from a call and win situation.

The art of Bluffing in Texas Hold’em gives the player the effective chance to increase the chips in his own stack. This differs according to the game – limit or no limit and bluffs are not effective in limit games much in the initial stage but shall work when you reach the higher limits or stakes. The no limit has option to put more chips into the pot and the tight players have option to call in more hands than in the limit games. The bluff is to make others believe that you have a really good set of cards at your disposal, even if it is not so.

pro phill Laak uses a hood all the time when playing pokerThe other players’ weakness must be taken into consideration when you want to bluff. If you are playing a game when the other players have checked or are playing very cautiously – you have chance to show the art of bluffing. Your body language and other small gestures must make the opponent believe that the cards in your hands are very good and strong enough for winning the hand. For example you can make them believe that you have cards and drawing almost to a flush or some other configuration that will give you all the bets in the pot. Some players would make a big raise to try to push a player of a hand and then hide there poker face with a hood or glasses to mask any expression or tell they me give of to another player i the hand. Pictured pro player Phill Laak.

It is very difficult to bluff an inexperienced player who is going to stick to you and follow your each step to understand the game and play according to your ways. If you have a guy who pays much attention to you – how is it possible to bluff such a person? Here the art of Bluffing will be to push the person out of the game by betting with no real good amount. There can be times when you do not read the whole situation successfully – you cannot bluff with a bet but you can keep an out or a semi bluff to get to the person ineffective.

Poker FaceThe semi bluff is not a bluff but when you try to take a shot for improving your hand to turn it in to the best hand and your opponent’s call would do that. The art of Bluffing comes in when the pot has $30 and your opponent calls $10 and you do not want him to call any more for he has much better hands and is sure to win if he calls. Thus you keep your chance to call alive to improve your hand. The main thing when you bluff is to understand the thinking of the opponent and the normal way of action that he is to take in a given condition.

The art of Bluffing sometimes can be based on the table – how the table look and sometimes it looks scary and you need to play up the situation and take it towards you. If you can read your opponent’s mind – it is half work done and so don’t let pride stop you. If you need to show them that you go a step back by folding the card – do that. When you are bluffing – you must also let go sometimes. The opponents will make loose bets and calls and will not give much importance to you. Thus when you play – give good attention on the table stakes and to each ones cards and the way each think and act. You get to become a superb player.