Poker Terminology: A Bad Beat – Bluffing

Poker Terminology: A Bad Beat – Bluffing


A Bad Beat. A Bad Beat is, it’s not nice.
It’s when you’re the favourite in the hand,
everything is looking very very good for you,
but on the turn of the last card unexpectedly,
things turn against you. Nobody likes to have
a Bad Beat. We all sympathize to the player
who has a Bad Beat, but we all like to be
the person who benefits from a Bad Beat. So
that’s when the odds turn around after the
last card, the person who looked like they
were gonna win the hand ends up being the
loser. They suffer from a Bad Beat.
Let’s talk about the Blinds. The Blinds are
very very important, the Blinds are what starts
the betting going in any particular given
hand. They’re compulsory bets to start everything
going. Look at the Dealer Button here; the
Dealer Button moves around, the player to
the left of the Dealer, they’re the compulsory
bet, the one that started betting going before
we see the Flop, the first three cards. They’re
the Small Blind to the left and to their left
is the Big Blind.
Bluffing. Bluffing is one of the great arts
of the game of Poker. It’s the most satisfying
way to win a hand of Poker. It’s when you
don’t have much of a hand, but by sticking
a load of chips in, by putting some pressure
on the other players at the table, you get
them to Fold, you get to win the hand when
you didn’t have the best hand. Bluffing, it
can be dangerous, it can be expensive, it’s
a very very satisfying way of winning. The
best Poker players are really good bluffers
and the best Poker players also spot when
the other players are Bluffing.

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