Bluff or ... not bluffing?

Bluff or … not bluffing?

Bluffing, from time to time, we wonder whether our claims to success are not too large. Should not we postpone the bluff? Or do I abandon it altogether – until the arrival of a really good figure? These reflections have an unusual effect. At this moment we freeze, not daring to bet. And often we miss our opportunity to win. What happens in this case? We get a decent figure, we count on it, but we do not dare to make a bet. And we miss this opportunity, missing the victory itself.

This case shows that the belief in our strengths has cracked. That we are not very confident in our victory. And that you should play with caution – if we want to save our money. Bluffing is the pinnacle of poker. Her highest peak. A time when the desire to win faces the desire not to lose. Doubts in this case, the thing is bad. But they have the right to be. It’s about money, not just ours. Therefore, the attitude towards them can be different.

If there is no confidence in bluffing, it is better not to bluff in this case. Make a bet and wait for its repayment. And nothing more. In the event that it is extinguished and asked more – extinguish this “more” with its rate and do not raise it. Let him win who has a better figure in his hands. Let it be so – especially if you are not sure in your figure. About bluffing there is such an opinion. It becomes significant only when the figure in the hands of your opponent allows you to play with him and raise it. If this does not happen, the bluff becomes just another bet. And quietly dies. But only in order to re-emerge in the next stage of the game.

To play with a bluff is to play with luck. Trying to raise the bluff to the maximum – dramatically increase the chances of your winnings or … losing. It is clear that of the two candidates for the game one will win, but the other will inevitably lose.

A bluff has a story. It becomes pride – if it passes successfully and unexpectedly for everyone. You ask for a certain amount and your opponent supports it. Then the bluff rises time after time – until then, until it turns into a legendary amount that has no analogues. And when this bluff gets to you, you’re ready to talk about it, to anyone and any number. This bluff becomes your reward for the labors. Your merit. And, if you like, even a fetish. Bluffing can become legendary in the event that it does not get to you, but your opponent. It just turned out very beautiful. And that’s why I must learn legends. But this is not your bluff. A bluff of your lucky opponent.

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