In this video the folks at PokerListings show you why most of those huge bluffs you’re attempting are costing you tons of money.
Despite what a lot of people think, being good at poker isn’t about pulling off huge bluffs every other hand. The way to win is by making less mistakes than your opponents, and a lot of the time when beginners are making big bluffs, it’s a mistake.
There are plenty of opportunities for betting and raising without a hand but most of these spots are about taking advantage of your position, or a big draw, opposed to putting lots of chips at risk with a huge stone-cold bluff.
The important thing to remember is that it’s better to make lots of simple bluffs that are likely to succeed, than to make one huge bluff for your whole stack where you’re basically just praying for a fold.