Table talk is a part of the game, and frankly, it’s the part of the game that I enjoy most. How players react to questions that you ask can give definitive information as to the strength of their hand. Even an opponent who says nothing at all might be sending […]
There’s an old poker saying that goes something like this: “If thou attempts to bluff a bad player, thou becomes one.”
In order to maximize your profits at the poker table, your goal should be to play completely opposite of the way other players at the table perceive you. Simply put, if opponents label you a conservative player who never bluffs and only plays premium hands, you’ll do better playing aggressively […]
Flop texture isn’t discussed much, but it‘s an extremely important topic, especially when you’re deciding whether to bluff at a pot. In this column, I’ll focus on bluffing at paired flops.
Bluffing is a big part of poker, but equally, if not more important, is the ability to sniff out an opponent’s bluff. Here are a few things you should focus on.
The ability to bluff your opponents with a poker face might seem a little fanciful, but bluffing isn’t really the way professional poker players make a living.
The world’s greatest poker players can read their opponents like a book. They happen to be great human lie detectors. It isn’t magic, though, as there are several key tip-offs that you too can look for when trying to read opponents.