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How to Spot a Bluff

If you want to win big in poker, you must know how to analyze your opponents correctly. Knowledge of how to bluff is very important, but the knowledge about how to spot a bluff is even more important.

When you are playing a no limit poker and you do not know how to spot a bluff, then you might be a victim of other opponents to bluff on you. Even worse, if players know they can bluff you out of the pot, they will do it more often. This article includes a few things that will help you know if your opponent is bluffing you out of the pot.

First, remember that if your opponent is showing that he is weak, that means he is probably holding strong cards. If there is any hint of a bet that is put out there with the intentions of getting a call, you should fold your cards unless you have a potential straight or flush draw. In those cases, calling the small bets is worth the risk of getting over on the other player.

If he is showing that he is have a strong hand that means he could be pretending because he doesn’t think you have a great hand. You have to know the correct places to call. People will test and probe you for weakness and you don’t want these other players to be able to classify your style of poker playing. If you can afford it, you should call with a moderate hand in non-vital situations just to let everyone else know that you can’t be pushed around.

This is just a simple human nature. For example, if you have a weak hand and trying to bluff and don’t want your opponent to call, obviously you will act as if you are holding a strong hand and make a large bet so the opponents fold their cards and you win. Don’t do this too often though. You don’t want to become predictable. It’s easy to tell when a predictable player has a winning hand. They will bet the same amount (usually 3x the big blind or 1x the pot early in a hand) in because they want the chips in the pot and want it uncontested.