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The Art of Bluffing in Online Poker

What is a bluff? It's simply trying to scare off the other players, hoping that they will fold and that you can win the game. You can call it a tacky move, but it's one of the most powerful strategies in poker. In fact, it can make you win—or lose—depending on how you do it.

Just to give you some few tips on how to bluff and when to do so, here are a number of scenarios:

1. Make a raise only if you can spare some of your cash. To raise means to add more into the pot—or you bet more than what you did before. When a person raises, it means that he's confident that he's going to win. Other opponents who have bad hands will likely fold. This is because they cannot risk the game anymore. In the end, you win the game. However, there are some unscrupulous players who would raise the bet even if they don't have much money anymore. Worse, they don't have the best cards. This is going to be a difficult situation,... Read More »