Yes, you do know how to play poker, the rules, the techniques; the strategies but how many times have you already won in playing poker? Or yet how many times have you lost from playing poker? Of course you have your reason for loosing but have you done any action to improve your skills in playing?
Bluffing… is the main and known strategy in playing poker yes… you know what it is and you’ve done that already in some of your games and of course your opponents have also fooled you and tricked you with this strategy. The simple reason for this is that bluffing is advantageous against good players. Players lean to fold at the slump, while slack players with a good grasp of the limitations of the bluff can beat tight players…
The thing is you should know how to stop a bluff. Whereas for people who do know how to play but isn’t particular on how to bluff, they must need to really learn how to master and perfect the game.
When you were just a beginner you want to learn and master the game while when you already mastered and learned, and played and won a few games the next thing that you want to accomplish is search the hustlers and beat them for they are the most gainful to play against and if you know the how to stop them from bluffing you’ll surely beat them in playing.
Most of the players are not so good in bluffing so you having the knowledge how to bluff them will be easy, just be sure that you really know how to do it because its kind a frightening to do it most likely if you’re not used to doing it.
First thing that you have to do is to identify the bluffer well… the common bluffers just stop to toss money at any pot that you are in, don’t be afraid to raise the bet you are not just after the winning, you are also after a good player standing show them that you should not be pushed around.
When you are already in the pot of that common bluffer, just let him make a bluff, raise enough money just enough to scare that player out of that pot, if that would be possible. Bluffers can go broke fast if they will call the raises.
First time that you’ll do this they will just say that you have a good hand then the next they will start to be suspicious after that they will be afraid to throw a bluff on you and you’ll just continue to play your game without thinking and worrying about those bluffers, after some time they or some might even try your strategy, for good poker players are good observers just be sure that you have clearly changed the game that will benefit you.
However sometimes this will not work especially when you are playing with a very good bluffer, these types’ only bluffs when they are beneficial to do so.
Just be sure that you assess your opponents very well so that you could be able to plan your strategy game very well to win.