Surprise your opponents every time.
The first thing you need to do is, figure out who the actual bluffers in your game are. Easy right? Yes! Here’s why: Most people bluff. It’s that simple.
Once you figure out who the bluffers are, playing against them becomes a piece of cake! So, how can you actually narrow down who the bluffers are? Pay attention to what they do and act accordingly.
The first sign to look out for is when they bet once all the cards are out. When this happens, you’re safe to throw your hand away. But, if you suspect that you have a superior hand to their, then you should raise.
The second thing you should watch for is habitual bluffers. They bluff so often, they even do it when they have good hands. This makes your job very easy. By calling, you’ll win a lot more money in the long-term than if you fold.
Commonly Used Tricks That You Can Start Using Today
1. Play the guessing game. The best way to keep your opponents guessing whether or not you’re bluffing is to bluff some of the time. If you bluff too often or too little, you’ll make yourself very obvious to those looking out for the bluffers. This is not a sure-fire way to make sure you guess right each and every time, but it will help a lot of the time. Players who keep you guessing will cause more grief than anything, but that’s what you want! Keep them guessing as much as possible.
2. Threaten your opponents with a fake bluff. If your opponents even suspect that you’re bluffing (even when you’re not), they will feel threatened. If you bluff just the right amount of times, not only will the other players be guessing, but they’ll also feel threatened. The threat of a bluff will help you to win more money than if you’re opponent knew you had actually bluffed.
An important note about these two tricks: Make sure you have a good hand before you use either of these tactics. They won’t be much use to you if you don’t actually have a good hand to play!