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How Should I Minimize My Bluffing In Texas Hold’em?

How should bluffing be effectively utilized in a poker game?

Best Answer:

One important thing to take with you in a poker table is a poker face. Psychological warfare is the name of the game. Poker players, be it aggressive, conservative or donkeys, come in one table and try to bring each other down in order to get the pot.

One of the tools used to win in poker is by “bluffing.” By bluffing, players may gain advantage by using deception if used correctly. But, misusing this tool will bring nothing but loopholes for opponents to take advantage of and turn the tables. Understanding your opponents’ playing style will also help you prevent using bluffing excessively. read more

Predictable Players

Predictable players are easier to play against than unpredictable players.

When predictable players act, the strength of their hand will typically be clear based on their actions. It may be that when they bet or raise, they have a strong hand. It may be that when they have a strong hand, they never raise on the Flop but always wait to raise on the Turn when the bet size doubles.

Conversely, it may be that when they raise on the Flop they never have a made hand but are raising for a free card. A good, sharp player has a better idea of the strength of predictable players’ hands based on their actions, although a poor player may not pick up on it. Different players will be predictable in different ways. Here are some of these stereotypes. read more