Bluff and equity

A poker game with microlimits can pass with a bluff, players use this technique more than others, although by logic it's better not to bluff with an empty hand. The overall style of the game bring in corrections to the process, and bluffing already becomes a semi-bluff - there is playing of hands that have some equity.

Pure Bluff

Opponent, characterized as tight-aggressive, comes in a middle position. The player interrupts the bet, having as a pocket pair 22, from a small duty bet. The player who must put the big blind folds the cards. On the flop comes 4-8-9 of different suits, the player checks. The opponent for TAG responds with a contbet, the answer from the player will be raise, using a check-raise. The holding overpair or top pair in the opponent gives the player equity not more than 8%.

Bluff when you have draw

The available workpiece foreruns good equity. The opponent with a strong hand comes from the middle position, and the player, having on hands AQs, in the big blind calls. The flop comes A-2-4, which gives the player a flush draw on four cards. A tight opponent makes a bet and the player checks-raises. In this case, the player has a stronger hand against one pair without an ace. The size of equity against AT is 46%. Two kings will lose on the current flop of AQs player, because KK have 44% against 56%. The most disadvantages option for a poker player can be the opponent's set, although the equity due to a flush draw will be 26%.

Dissonant hand and bluff

Distribution in the big blind brings the player QJs. A strong opponent from the middle position makes an open-raise, the player supports it. The flop shows offensive 895. The player can check or raise on the opponent's contbet. A similar flop against A9s in the player results in equity of 40%, although the KK will reduce profitability to 22%. Continuing the fight can save the turn, but still the strength of the hand in this case is minimal against the nondescript opponent. Answer still have to fold to 3-without TAG.