Bluffing in Poker – How to Bluff?
Congratulations! You have just finished the 14th lesson.
Now lets recap:
- Bluffing is a crucial aspect of Hold’em
- Player who never bluffs will never get too much action
- Player who always bluffs will get all the action, but will go broke sooner or later
- You’ve learned that it’s very important that you bluff with the right frequency
- At the beggining keep the amount of bluffs as little as possible
- And as you gain experience, you will gradually add more bluffs
- Untill you find the sweet spot
- Which is the perfect ratio of bluffs to value bets
- You’ve also learned that semi-bluffs give you more ways to win the pot, than pure bluffs
- Because you can still catch outs that will give you the best hand
Play at least 500 hands of real money cash games at full ring tables of the lowest possible stakes($0.01/$0.02). It’s time to add to the base hands. Do it gradually, and start with late positions and then middle positions. All the broadway cards, especially when suited and suited connectors. From early positions continue on with the base hands.
Experiment with bluffing. Start with semi-bluffs with a lot of outs and work your way to semi-bluffs with less number of outs. Try to get a feel for spots when your bluffs can have a high chance of success. Bluffing feels great so just enjoy it!