The lantern is undoubtedly part of the poker game. In my opinion, this is a real skill that newcomers to the game, who may wish to develop a reputation only as strong hands, are ignored.
The only problem in the strong hands game is that, statistically, it is unlikely that you will get so many strong hands in a tournament, especially if it is a turbo. Therefore, you should think of other strategies to get involved and win boats. How about a lantern to try to win some hands that you would back off?
For those who are new to Domino Qiu Qiu, bluffing pretends to have a stronger hand than it is. There are basic variations of the cold lantern when you have nothing, for example, semi-lantern, when you keep 4 peaks after the flop, and you only need one more for a flush draw. But I will discuss it another day.
I think that bluffing (and detecting your opponent’s bluff) is easier to play poker face to face, where you can see your opponents. Their facial expressions and body language can say a lot about what they are doing, especially if you paid attention to these things in previous hands. If you learn to play in all your hands with the same manners, it will be very difficult for opponents to read it.
But in online poker, where you don’t see your opponents, there is a problem both to bluff and to call the opponent. Online poker is much more impersonal than a face-to-face game, and, likely, you have never played with opponents before.
So what bluff strategy can you develop in online poker?
Well, I’m trying to use the basics to increase the chances of my lantern. If you are on the button (and, therefore, the last one to act), then you might consider bluffing a bet and stealing a pot if everyone retires with you. Or, if you have a large stack of chips and you have medium-sized cards, such as J-10 or K-10, then you may want to bluff to steal the blinds with a shorter stack. This is also a tactic known as bullying, which, although it sounds bad, is another good tactic in your poker arsenal. But I will talk about bullying on another occasion. Another situation in which you should consider bluffing is when you suspect that the opponent is cheating himself, trying to steal the pot, and you can increase his bet. I hope it falls!
With a lantern, you should remember that if someone lifts you again, then it is time to reach out. If the lantern didn’t work, don’t lose any more chips!
Yes, and do not despair with the negative comments of other players, if this goes wrong and your bluff is exposed, remember that this is an important part of the game, and if you get caught once or twice, so what? Keep working on it!