As a matter of fact, there are very few pure bluffs in poker. Thanks to Hollywood dramatic interpretations of the game, many people think that poker players use bluffs at every given opportunity. But in a real game it does not happen often. Bluffs are used very rarely. Another myth is that very often a royal flush beats a straight flush. Generally it is true, royal flushes are really the highest possible hands in Texas Hold’em but this also does not happen very often. Actually it happens very, very rarely.
There are three main types of bluff. They are:
- Fast bluffs
- Semi bluffs
- Pure bluffs
We’ll speak about them in the next lessons.