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In order to become a good poker bluffer, you must read your opponents and know the game like the back of your hand. Practice makes perfect. But, before that, you should learn from the best bluffers of all time.
1. Miss Finland runs the game
When you’re battling for a $1 million first place prize, you take your chances. During the PokerStar’s Shark Cage contest, Sara Chafak made an incredible move against Ronnie Bardah, a move that turned out to be a one in a lifetime bluff.
2. Tom, the man
Just a couple of years ago, Tom Dwan miraculously outplayed two big personalities in this industry: Greenstein and Eastgate. He ran all the risks, then said “as far as my thought process… I just throw chips in the pot and hope to win, or something like that”. Well, this is one way to hit the headlines like a pro:
3. Risking it all
Those watching the 2010 After Dark series have had the opportunity to witness an unbelievable bluff pulled out by Brandon Adams, a punter with more than $850,000 gambling earnings. Let’s just say that Phil Hellmuth wasn’t all that happy in the end.
4. The Master
After winning the 2008 World Series of Poker, Scott Seiver rocked the world at the 2014 edition. All the more so, in April 2015, he became the 9th player to be ranked number 2 in the history of the GPI.
5. Phil knows the drill
You must have heard of Phil Ivey and his outrageous hand at the 2005 Monte Carlo Millions, winning the first place worth of $1 million (followed closely by Paul Jackson with $600 000). He became a myth after this move, and you’ll understand why after watching this video:
6. Playing cards, playing players
Some players just make it impossible for their opponents, don’t they? And what a show that is for everybody else watching. Ladies and gentlemen, from the 2007 Caribbean Adventure, Isaac Haxton versus Ryan Daut:
7. Better than the best
Marcelo Marigliano managed to do what so many people couldn’t: challenged Tom Dwan, and went for a big bluff against him, full-steam ahead. For this kind of a move you need real gambling insight and instinct. Especially if you wager $200 000 of your own money against one of the best punters in the world.
8. The madcap
The 2011 High Stakes Poker’s spectators were amazed by Brad Booth’s bold hand against the one and only Phil Ivey. He certainly proved to be a daredevil.
9. The girly bluff
We have all reasons to believe that women are getting more and more savvy when it comes to betting. And they are really paying attention to their bluffing skills, so far.
10. Making history
If you haven’t heard of Bill Klein yet, you should be looking up for more information about him. He made a splendid bluff against Phil Galfond at one of the previous High Stakes Poker series.
So remember to go through all these videos again before your next poker game, and learn by heart the tricks for Texas Hold’em and Pot Limit Omaha, the most popular variants of poker. Then, you’ll be ready to roll.