Saturday, November 7, 2009

Poker pearl #31

Scott Montgomery made the final table of the WSOP Main Event in 2008 as a member of the (first) November Nine. In the latest issue of Card Player magazine (scan of cover above), he was asked what sorts of things was he looking for to spot a bluff.

Beyond reading bluffs is convincing people not to bluff you. That's why having an image as someone who makes crazy river calls with bottom pair defintely helps a lot in tournaments. Pull a couple of those a day, and you'll scare people into not bluffing you.


  1. I can't even bluff my old dog anymore!

    Love your comment about "embiggen." Yes, I think we should inform the spell-checker of its lack of updatedness. Oops! That's probably not in there, either.

    Have a great Sunday.

  2. It's like the "dumbening" malady that the Simpson family is prone to.

  3. Don't know if I agree. I've watched some of those "Poker After Dark" cash games - those young Internet guns reply to a bluff with a bigger bluff. But at the WSOP main event, slow and steady (and some luck) seems to be working - it sure gets subdued just before the final table.