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Bluffs from a game theory perspective

Introduction

In this article
  • The mathematical background
  • Optimal strategies
  • The Nash equilibrium

Bluffs are an essential part of poker play and every good player should have them in their repertoire. Players make a huge mistake if they never bluff, but also if they bluff too much. How do you find the right balance? How can you tell when it's a good idea to bluff, how do you know when and how often you should bluff against certain players in order to play profitably against them?

This article deals with the mathematical background of bluffs and uses a game theoretic approach to illustrate possible strategies.

 

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Comments (4)

#1 sonofharris, 23 Dec 10 11:06

Great article, bit head busting for me, I will stick with telepathy.

#2 Saruniks, 26 Dec 10 19:13

same here ;D

#3 Alex2467, 29 Dec 10 16:44

Don't read this at 4am, that took way too long to comprehend.

#4 dany2391, 03 Jan 11 09:41

I think this article belongs in the bronze or silver section.It can be a little bit confusing for a noobie like me to fully understand it.Thanks anyway.