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Reading Your Opponent Is What Makes A Good Bluff

Poker is a game of bluff and if you are not an expert in bluffing then there is a high chance that you will not win the game. When two players play against each other they usually guess what the opponent is having in his hand. When we sit back and watch the game we might feel that bluffing is supernatural but in reality it needs skill and this separates players from each other. An expert is one who can bluff and win the game. Reading your opponent is what makes a good bluff and here are some skills that you must inculcate to be a good bluffer. in most Free Casino Games you will play, and specifically the game of poker with all it's versions, bluffing is essential to your success.

1. Reading skill is very important and not very easy. You can only develop this with experience and lot of patience. Everyone does not have the expertise to read the game. If all the players were expert in the field then winning the game would have become a lot tougher. To develop the art you must concentrate in the game even if you are not actively involved.

2. You must be able to watch the game and analyze the best possible hand by reading the board. This will help if you know how your hand stands when compared to the others. If you do not know what card will be used on the board then guess and figure out what the opponent player is holding.

3. Watch all the moves that your opponent player is playing and then do a back count to guess his next step.

4. Find answers to questions like, how many hands the opponent is playing, what cards they showed at the end, in what position did he hold the cards before showing, what was his action before the flop etc. If your opponent is aggressively playing then most likely he has a very good hand. Make sure to watch this and keep a note. Also see if he/she is playing aggressively or looking at the cards before calling. If he is looking at the card and thinking then there is a high chance that his cards are not strong.

5. Some players love to bluff thus they keep doing it while playing. Some wait for the correct moment and then bluff in order to win. Patiently watch the player playing and this will surely improve your skill of reading players.
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How To Sharpen Your Bluffing Skills

Poker, the game of cards, can only be won if you bluff. All the knowledge and expertise starts and ends with the word bluff. The experienced players who have created history in the past, all of them have achieved the place only through one trick and that is bluffing. Here are some tips on how to sharpen your bluffing skills in order to win.

1. Do not bluff when the group is quite big. Bluffing is mostly easy and successful when there are only one or two people playing against you.

2. If you have very good cards in your hand and there is a chance of winning the bluff and to get caught by the opponent. If your opponent feels that you are bluffing then he/she might call out and you will win because of the strong cards in your hand.

3. While playing when you see that a player is calling frequently, then make sure not to bluff at the moment. Find top pair and only play hand for value in such a situation.

4. Try to avoid bluffing when your opponent is an expert or a layman. Experts may quickly predict your bluff whereas a new comer will keep calling.

5. Avoid bluffing if your cards are not good. In this kind of a situation another thing you can do is take refuge of semi bluff. When you do this the opponent will be forced to fold his card and you can draw one from the table which might make your hand strong.

6. Your face is going to be the mirror of your reaction, so when you bluff be sure not to change your expression. If you start playing a conservative game your opponent might think that you have a strong hand.

7. You must only bluff when you are pretty sure that your opponent has nothing. You can sometimes show your hand so that your opponent player takes you for granted. When showing hand make sure to unfold your medium strong cards and not the weak or strong ones.

8. If you have nothing in your hand, then you can bluff to cheat but if you have a strong hand make sure to save it in order to win.

There is no strict rule of bluffing and you can sharpen your skill with practice!
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Surely one of the Craziest Bluffs ever seen on T.V

One of the biggest surprises in world series of poker history, Chris Moneymaker, a player with no experience in big tournaments, went to Las Vegas after qualifying online to join the tournament, went all the way to the final and bit EVERYONE to take the crowd, and a boatload of cash. here is one of his biggest bluffs (possible ever?) in the tournament, back in 2003, going up against Sam Farha. check out the crazy bluff, certainly one for the books!