A wide variety of poker techniques will tell you it is a bluffing trick

He only had two outs to fix his hands on. He called to the end, and lost a stack of chips. (Don’t get mad if he’s lucky and traps this pot from you. In the long run, it will pay off completely – and then some.)

• Bluffers are common: Bluffing is a form of deception that you often commit. Tense players are less likely to try to bully their opponents. The loose player will most likely do it. Fortunately for those of you, few who are familiar with Esther Bluff’s tactic of visit MADUQQ.

There are a lot of bluffs that tell you you can look for it – like a player holding his palm over his mouth; stroking the back of his neck; take a deep breath; frozen in his chair. Among many others, Mike Tell’s popular book on Poker Tells discusses the length of a player’s lag before betting or rising as a decent bluff.

• Other forms of fraud: Playing slow and raising salaries are two other fairly frequent forms of fraud. Once you have watched your opponent use this strategy to build a pot while he is holding a strong hand, be aware of when he might use it again with you as his victim.

• Call Stations can be tough to fight: Playing against the opponents you have identified as Call Stations can be very difficult. For one thing, you can only surmise this is his true trait. He may have previously summoned an opponent simply because he had good reason to believe that the player was trying to bully him. You see his little partner when he beats a bluffer that makes a bad bluff. The bluffer didn’t use Esther Bluff; and maybe sloppy with the story. You can feel a lot more comfortable if you’ve personally bragged about him beforehand – so that you know he’s not a calling station.

It pays to know your “enemy!”