showing your bluffs

    • srohack
      srohack
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.12.2006 Posts: 1,908
      today i played a session against a weak guy where bluffing him and showing the bluff was very profitable . usualy i dont do it because it is not so good to show to some one how are you playing but when you show them a keyhand and you take the same line in a similar spot this might be very profitable against weak players
      heres and example :

      this guy is floating me a lot and he has a lot of ace highs and draws in his range so i decide to shove because he will fold almost every time except he has an 8 or a 9 ( but he showed me that he raises the unpaired card on paired boards)

      $0.5/$1 No Limit Holdem
      2 players
      Converted at weaktight.com

      Stacks:
      BTN LarsMullback ($48.20)
      BB Hero ($108.25)

      Pre-flop: ($1.50, 2 players) Hero is BB J:diamond: K:heart:
      LarsMullback calls $0.50, Hero raises to $4, LarsMullback calls $3

      Flop: 8:heart: 7:club: 8:spade: ($9, 2 players)
      Hero bets $8, LarsMullback calls $8

      Turn: 3:spade: ($25, 2 players)
      Hero bets $96.25, LarsMullback folds

      Final Pot: $119.25

      Hero wins $119.25 ( won +$11 )
      LarsMullback lost -$12.00

      after 10 hands this hand comes

      $0.5/$1 No Limit Holdem
      2 players
      Converted at weaktight.com

      Stacks:
      BTN Hero ($100.00)
      BB LarsMullback ($84.00)

      Pre-flop: ($1.50, 2 players) Hero is BTN K:club: Q:diamond:
      Hero raises to $3, LarsMullback calls $2

      Flop: 2:diamond: 9:spade: K:diamond: ($6.50, 2 players)
      LarsMullback checks, Hero bets $4, LarsMullback calls $4

      Turn: 7:heart: ($14.50, 2 players)
      LarsMullback checks, Hero bets $11, LarsMullback calls $11

      River: 8:spade: ($36.50, 2 players)
      LarsMullback checks, Hero bets $82, LarsMullback goes all-in $66

      Final Pot: $183
      LarsMullback shows: Q:heart: 9:diamond:
      Hero shows: K:club: Q:diamond:

      Hero wins $183 ( won +$83 )
      LarsMullback lost -$84.00
  • 2 replies
    • Sebra
      Sebra
      Bronze
      Joined: 01.08.2006 Posts: 1,121
      Based on his stacksize I guess you would have stacked him either way. Showing can really generate a nice dynamic (especially vs. aggros) but you have to focus on what you are showing, how you played the hand, how your opponent interprets your play, if it's consistent with other hands in your range and with which ones. That can be somewhat difficult if your are multitabling, too.
    • Yoghi
      Yoghi
      Black
      Joined: 10.09.2007 Posts: 14,387
      imo you shouldn't show bluffs against nits.

      Nits are lovely (at least in FLHU) because they are so easy to bluff, you want to let them think you always have a hand so they fold even more.