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Bluff

  1. Verb

    To wager aggressively with the intent of causing all opponents to fold, done while holding a hand that has almost no chance of winning in a showdown; to make aggressive wagers in an attempt to represent a weak hand that has almost no possibility of winning as though it were a strong hand.

    EXAMPLE: "I raised on the flop. My opponent thought I was bluffing and decided to reraise."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    SYNONYMS: Steal

    RELATED TERMS: Automatic Bet, Protection Bet, Put On, Read, Represent

  2. Noun

    The act of representing a weak hand as a strong one through aggressive wagers.

    EXAMPLE: "My opponent raised, but I reraised because I could tell it was a bluff."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    SYNONYMS: Steal

    RELATED TERMS: Automatic Bet, Protection Bet, Put On, Read, Represent




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