The ability to bluff is essential for poker players

The ability to bluff is essential for poker players

Poker has stopped being just the mathematical game for gambling fans for some decades. Now it is known that the psychology, an emotional gamer state and his behavior at a table have a great value. It is especially important for offline-tournaments players who can see their rivals in real. Playing poker the eminent players pay attention to each movement and carefully think over not just words but views.

The recent game of Justin Smith against the world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao, where Justin used all his skills of game and bluff proves it. In high-stacks game Smith betted 100 thousand dollars on Riviera and absolutely insignificant cards remained in his hand.  Then Pacquiao asked Smith to show his hand, but Smith understood that in this case he couldn’t  even dream about winning. He threateningly answered to the boxer: «Are you sure you want to see my cards? » and heard a positive reply. Justin bluffed purely having quickly turned the cards upside down.  Such behavior angered the world boxing champion and he went to the rival carrying his fists.  But having appeared too close to Smith, Pacquiao burst out laughing and patted the competitor's shoulder. It turns out that the boxer loves such techniques and has highly praisedthe gaming talent of Justin Smith. 

 
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