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How to Bluff in Poker

Poker is a card game that involves bluffing other players into thinking you have the best hand. It can be a very exciting game to play. There is a great deal of luck involved, but it also requires a lot of skill.

There are several different types of poker games but all have a common core. Each player is dealt 2 cards and then a round of betting takes place. This is initiated by the mandatory bets called blinds that are placed into the pot by the two players to the left of the dealer.

After the first round of betting is over the dealer puts three cards face up on the table that anyone can use, this is known as the flop. After this another round of betting occurs.

The winner of the hand is the player with the highest ranked 5 card poker hand when all the players show their hands. If no one has a winning hand the round ends in a “draw” and the money in the pot is shared among players with strong hands.

It is important to play your opponent and learn how to read them. A lot of the time this is done through patterns that they develop over a long period of time. If a player is very conservative then you can assume they are only going to stay in their hands when they have a good one. This will make it easy for you to bluff them into folding their weak hands.