Playing poker for money - Bluff

The main factor that motivates many people to sit down again and again at the virtual cloth and play poker for real money is not only money.

Playing chips

Today many poker rooms offer novice players to test themselves by playing chips, so-called conditional finance,before playing poker for real money. Some people consider such training a waste of time, since such a game does not affect technical development and does not contribute to the growth of professional level. And yet there is a certain sense in the game with "matches", if a person enters the online poker world from scratch.

Playing on interest, a beginner learns combinations, basic strategies - and all in order to, once joining the game of poker for money online with the withdrawal of money, understand that interest games and live money games are completely different things. "Do not play! Playing at the same table with irresponsible opponents will lead nowhere. It will be much more difficult to retrain later, "say some specialists. "Play it!" Acquire at least some initial skills, "- say others.

Playing for Money

Undoubtedly, emotions and feelings experienced in playing poker for money are not comparable to playing a conditional chip. To each of his actions at the table the player comes deliberately, carefully, and in seriousness of intentions his guarantor is his own bankroll. Understanding the price of each step is not enough to protect a serious player from annoying missteps. This is the main difference between playing online poker on conditional money and playing online poker for real money with the withdrawal option that is for sure a competition of mind, talent and luck.

The role of bluffing

Of course, the financial responsibility for the made bets and taken decisions сauses a cautious attitude to the game. However, the difference between poker and many other card games is that there is room for some adventurism which is bluff, a situation in which a player who has little chance of winning forces his opponents to fold. Statistics argue that many players are bluffing up to fifty percent of the banks won. A lot of opportunities for bluffing exist, for example, in Texas Hold'em, and not only there.

When playing online, you first need to study the sensitivity of opponents to bluff, because there is no point in bluffing if at the table there are mostly weak players who are not familiar with poker mathematics. From the early positions, professionals usually try not to bluff. The factor of successful bluff is knowledge of the weak and strong sides of the players at the table. Serious help in making certain decisions can be provided by special programs for collecting statistics on the players' nicknames in the network.

However, bluff in its pure form is not frequently used by the professionals who prefer semi-bluff, a situation in which a player with an empty or extremely weak hand has some chances to gain force. Be that as it may, the main task of semi-bluffing as well as of bluffing is to cause the opponents’ pass before the cards are opened.