A lot of inexperienced poker players think that the strategy of bluffing doesn’t apply when you are playing poker online. After all, when you play on the Web the other players can’t see you so what good does your poker face do you? I’ll admit that I once shared this belief. However, it turns out that there are a few tips and strategies that can help you make bluffing work for you when you play poker online.
You are right that your poker face won’t help you when you play online. However, you can still do a lot by bluffing through your betting patterns. For instance, if you simply call or check on a pair of Aces your opponents will have no idea that you have a good hand. On the other hand, raising on a hand that is only so-so will give your opponents reason to believe that your hand is much better than it is.
By sitting in a late position at the table you can increase the credibility of your bluff. You can also see what the other players are doing first in order to give yourself more information to go on. If the players before you all call then by making a big raise you could get them all to fold.
When it comes to bluffing in online poker, keep in mind that you can’t make it a habit. If you always bluff then you’ll give yourself away. However, if you leave your regular betting habits once in awhile you can use bluffing to your advantage.