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CPPT II - Westside Poker Championship

$340 No-Limit Hold'em $100K Guarantee


Unofficial Field Size: 345

With a 149 entries today the total number of players for this event as grown to 345, surpassing the $100,000 guarantee. Play will continue here on day 1C until we are down to the final ...

The Yoga Of Bluffing

by Matt Matros |  Published: Jul 01, 2012


The allure of the bluff provides fascination and intrigue, but mostly for people who’ve never in their lives played poker seriously. Those of us with experience know that, because the pot provides an incentive for opponents to stick around, bluffs should be the exception rather than the rule. If you bluff more often than you value bet, your opponents will always have the pot odds to call you — and they will call you. But even though it’s not as sexy as the general public might think, the bluff is an absolutely essential element of our game. In fact, there would be no poker without it. I’m often surprised then, to find so many intermediate and even semi-professional players who are utterly disdainful of the bluff. Don’t get me wrong — people love to bluff and win. But they absolutely hate to bluff and get caught. Especially in brick-and-mortar poker, ...

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