Bluffing Before The Flop

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Bluffing represents a very important poker skill which is usually acquired only after years of experience as a poker player. Bluffing is probably one of the most popular thing about poker, you’ve see it in the movies, you’ve heard stories. This is the reason why a beginner player will probably think that the only way you can win at poker is by bluffing.

Bluffing means that you have to deceive your opponent and to make him believe that you hold better cards than what you are really holding.

By being a very good bluffer, you will be able to impose fear and respect at the table. And at the same time you will easily manage to improve your winnings while playing. In case you will bluff too much or too little, you will lose tons of pots and at the same time you will not be respected, since people will never take you seriously.

In order to improve your bluffing skills, you must always try not only to pretend that you have a certain hand, but to start believing that you have it and this is the best way you can be sure that you will act as if you had it. Your credibility level must go up to the maximum while bluffing. Make sure that you don’t make any weak bluffs, because this is probably one of the easiest ways of getting caught and to lose credibility.

In the online poker world if you get caught while bluffing, you will lose credibility and people will no longer treat you with respect. At the same time if you are going to make a successful bluff, you will be treated as a professional poker player.

The bluffing can occur before the flop and after the flop. In this article we are going to offer you all the information you need about the bluffs which are made before the flop.

The bluffs that happen before the flop are usually made in order to steal the blinds or to do some re-stealing of the blinds. The bluff that happens before the flop is most of the time being used the moment when you have a good positional advantage (usually when you find yourself in a late position).

The reason why the preflop bluff is more effective when you are in a late position is because you will already have a lot of information about what is going on at the table and you can easily understand what types of hands your opponents have in order to be able to make that raise that will force them to quit and fold their cards. This way with absolutely any 2 random cards you will be able to win the pot which before the flop is most likely going to be made out of the blinds.