Bluffing in poker is one of the most important skills to know. If it is executed properly, you can fool the opposition into thinking you have a different hand than you have suggested you have. You should be very careful however that you have a good strategy and technique for bluffing because if you are ever caught out, you can feel ridiculous and look like you do not know what you're doing. If you do it right, you can stand to win, even if you have a bad hand.
Texas Hold'em Poker is a game where each player is deal 5 cards to begin with. It is one of the more common versions of poker online, and it only allows one bluff during each game. Be careful not to try to bluff each time because it is very risky. There is a huge skill involved in bluffing, and there is no way that anyone can successfully bluff in every game and get away with it.
You can use your position to determine whether you are going to try bluffing or not. If you are going to be the last or second to last person to place your bet, you can make up your mind as to whether you can bluff or not. If the players before you have stuck or folded, even if you have a good hand, you could raise the pot. By doing this technique, your opponents are hoaxed into thinking that you're holing a good hand, so they will fold in order not to lose out their money. If you do this well, you can convince all of the opposition to fold and you can then take the pot.
Few tips that you should learn when bluffing are (1) time your bluffing perfectly especially if opponents are trying to find ways to fold; (2) bet big and look serious about it - make sure you seem like holding the winning stack and they have nothing to match; (3) know your opponents especially their habits - new players tend to bluff more often and they can easily be spotted; and lastly, (4) avoid frequent bluffs - do not think that you can bluff every time and get away easily. Once other players notice you bluffing often they will not believe you anymore because losing the element of guessing.
You should try to use math skills too including lots of wits and guts in order to help you to execute the perfect bluff without anyone noticing and win as often as possible.