Bluffing can be one of the most profitable ways in online poker for some players. However, it is also one of the most misunderstood and over-used in the game itself.
In Omaha, players find many reasons to bluff and ultimately get themselves more in trouble than they would in Texas Hold’em. Four starting cards can lead to draws as well as tempting opportunities to try and steal pots from opponent.
There is one key component to being successful in bluffing and that’s knowing when to make to play and who to make it against. In Omaha, it would be best to bluff on paired boards but you also need to know what kind of paired boards to look for.
What look out for before bluffing
Flop Texture: Flop Texture is the one of the most primary things a player should consider before bluffing. To ensure that the bluff you’re running is successful, make sure that the flop is uncoordinated.
Opponents: The number of players at the table will determine whether you should bluff. It would be best to bluff one opponent of their hand. It could be possible to bluff more players, but it’s entails a bigger risk.
Table Persona: A successful bluff will sometimes be successful depending on how the other players perceive you. If you’ve been tight, then your raises will earn more respect allowing you to make quite a few bluffs. When attempting to bluff, you would want a player who’s either smart or scared enough to fold their hand.
Chip stacks: If you don’t have enough chips to apply pressure on your opponent, then chances are you won’t be able to push them off their hand. If you have enough chips, you will be able to apply pressure on the others.
To conclude, bluffing is pretty much the same as in other online poker game with the difference being that you are able to analyse the table more whilst making draws.