Camouflaging in a game means that you buy a number of cards, which you do not need to succeed. If you would change your cards in respect to your needs, it would turn out that especially by buying three or two cards you have one pair in the first case and a three I the second case. To avoid it, usually a player does not change his cards in this way. Making the opponents think wrong about your strategy is described in details below.
If you have a pair and you are trying to match a card (for example an Ace) to it, it suggests that you have a three. This, of course, makes your opponents worried.
If we have a three and we match to it another card, then our chances for getting a Full do not decrease. On the contrary, your opponents are getting more confused about the estimation of your cards. A similar trick to bluff you opponents is the buying or not buying a single card, to get a four. In this case, other players think you are trying to match the new card to get a three. The strategy, when you are not buying the cards can be used also in the situation, when you have a high three and your opponents bought only three cards. However, if your opponent buys only a one card, you should not use this strategy, because there is a great probability that your opponent have bought a Full.
Simulations and pretending, that you have a three, while you have in the reality only a pair seems to justified and profitable, only when you have other possibilities to get the three than by buying it, and additionally, when there are not so many players in the game. However, if all the players have entered the pool, it seems to be wise to buy new cards, because the probability to get a three is quite high. Besides, it does not make sense to try scaring your opponents, because it is not effective in this situation.
An important element is an additional purchase of a card to get a three. Regardless the circumstances this purchase is going to confuse your opponent and you can effectively bluff your partners.
When talking about bluffing – bluffing is a simulation, which lies in the fact, that you try making your partners believe, that you have a high card, and pretend that it is a true. Bluffing is effectively only when you carry it correctly and with determination. Bluffing is usually used right by the opening the game or just after buying a new card. It is necessary to raise a bet before changing the card, so that the opponents are convinced of your truthfulness.
Feigning rising and hiding a bluff requires changing the right number of cards. In this way, your opponents cannot recognize bluffing on the numbers of cards you are changing.
If you buy or change two cards, it is very probable that you have high combination. It is quite easy to guess by the other players, so be careful.
Because bluffing can be effective only, when suggested stake is not accepted by anyone, it is important to realize, when you can use it. Following situations are conductive to using a bluff:
- The lower the pool, the better, because for your opponents checking other cards is not so important, like it is in other situations,
- The less players the better, because it is easier to scare away one player than all of them
- The less raises the better
The simulation, when you pretend having low cards is also some kind of bluffing. Here you have to pay the stakes and the raises suggested by your partners. However, you are doing that only until the moment comes, when you show your cards and win. By doing exactly what your partners expect from you, you are making them think, that your cards are rather low and in turn you cannot do anything else with your cards. It is also good, when during a game you buy couple cards. In this way, you confirm your partners in the conviction that you cannot boast about your cards.