Bluffing at Texas Holdem

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Bluffing is one of the tactics that has made poker and Texas Holdem so popular. The idea that you can fool someone into winning his money drives greed and ambition. Read here to learn how to bluff when playing texas holdem and scare other poker players into folding their cards and allowing you to win even though you have weak cards.

You should bluff when

there aren’t many other players left in a pot…
It’s easier to fool four people than to outwit eight! Remember that the number of Texas Holdem players remaining directly impact your odds of winning by bluffing. What could happen is that some Texas Holdem players will remain because they didn’t fall for your bluff while other might simply not notice it. Yes – those who don’t notice might be playing foolishly, but if they take your money does it matter?
you have a moderate hand that can beat other weak ones…
Always some Texas Holdem players remain in the game just for checking out the cards of their opponents and for the pot. By betting a large amount and by bluffing them, you might cause them to fold.
you play last and all the others have only checked their bets…
Do this and it will make some Texas Holdem opponents to fold their cards thinking you have good cards. But beware because some will remain behind to check if you were honest or were bluffing.
you have made your texas holdem players respect and fear you and your playing skills…

If you win a good hand and you can see the other Texas Holdem players regarding you with new respect, this might be the time to attack this ‘respect’ by bluffing the next round. But play this round identically like the previous round to make them believe that it’s a repeat of the previous round.
you see a pair among the face-up cards at texas holdem…
Prefer this strategy if the pairs are eights or less. You stand a good chance that someone or the other folded a pair of eights. Try and find out if any of the players who folded had such a pair.