Help your opponent to bluff

There are so many techniques to make a good bluff and it will lean on numerous influences. The flip side of the coin is to know how to entice your opponent to bluff to take a lot of his money.

The key for profit is to understand the best situations for succeeding with this kind of play. Also it is crucial to have a good idea of poker players capable of getting caught in such a trap.

One first situation where you’d like to be bluffed is when you are sure to win the hand. In this scenario, several choices are possible for you. First, you can check from the flop to the river if you think that your opponent will react to apparent weakness. You therefore will content yourself with simply calling each of his bet. He may guess that you are on a draw for example if the board is somehow drawy.

Secondly, you can make a min-raise, thus leaving him room for a 4-bet. If your stacks are deep enough, performing the min raise will in some situations push him to send all of his remaining chips. Leading to an amazing victory for you.

The opponent type is the main factor to consider next. It is quite clear that to induce an opponent to bluff, it will be better for you than he is aggressive enough and able to go far enough with his continuation bets. To perform this maneuver, you have to select your targets and to know who you are dealing with. Theoretically, the more your opponent is aggressive and a bluffer, the easier it will be to take a maximum of his chips with a bluff induction move.

Conversely, a very tight or very suspicious player will rarely continue to bet after being paid the first time. You must therefore in this case find another way to extract his chips from him.

To induce your opponent to bluff is not easy in general and you must fully control the situation. Note that you should not float too often, as it will be costly in the long term. Use floating with parsimony.

Inducing a bluff and consequently winning a large pot is one of the most enjoyable feelings in poker. So practice the skill of this trap for future pleasure at the poker table.