“Just bluffing”, how many times have we seen that admitted by players during a game. We all bluff at some point during a game, or should I say, try to bluff. Sometimes it works and sometimes it does not. But, how do you tell when someone is bluffing is the question.
It’s hard in online poker, you can’t see the “ tells” the only thing you can rely on is your notes, keep notes on everyone’s play .
Yes keep notes! Some is bluffers some is bingo some is real smart and some is real lucky,but that has helped me is to take notes and what the pot size is and so on!!
The context can be a clue. I look to see if possibly the person is in a desperation moment–low chip stack, likely going out. I feel pretty sure–in that context–an All In is very likely to be a bluff. The player is “throwing up a prayer.” However, just because the context fits, it still might not be a bluff. I know there are people who can write more about looking at the context. Hopefully they’ll weigh in here.