The game of poker consists of skill, a touch of luck and interpretation. The interpretation is obviously the overlooked aspect of poker, especially for a newbie. This applies, by the way, to live poker games only. Online poker is far too different in terms of face-to-face interaction with opponents.
There is no doubt that skill is an important aspect to win in poker. However, the skill must involve the art of tricking your opponents with facial expressions and gestures. A player can easily see the faces of his opponents since the game is played on a circular table, which is already an advantage to an experienced player.
In poker, there are four options when facing a player with a good hand; he can bet/call, check, raise or fold. When luck is throwing away and you are leaving the player with a bad hand, your first choice would be to fold. This is not the best option since there is always a way to get a chance in the pot. The way to do it is to bluff the other players. Bluffing is an art of forging or deception.
For an experienced bluffer, if he has a good hand at the beginning of the game, he must act or express a positive gesture. Of course, your opponents will assume right away that he has good cards and will know what to do to beat him. However, the bluffing player knows that acting positively uniform with bad hands will drive his opponents into thinking that he has a good hand every time; thus, the possibility of the opponents to double. From here, the bluffing player can take the lead in the game and go for the pot.
Strategically speaking, the art of bragging is more than just acting positively. A player can create a complex pattern of expressions or positive and negative gestures to fool his opponents. He must create certain actions or expressions for specific hands. In bluffing successful, opponents will continue with the bluff of a player, trying to match the pattern he created. The bluffing player can take control of the game if his boss is successful.
Each player must create their own poker face. There are no rules in bluffing since each player has his own unique strategy. The important aspect of bluffing is cheating the opponent with body language and facial expression.
For a newbie who wants to win, bragging is a good strategy. Your opponents will surely underestimate it, and that is the key to winning. Act like a newbie, but play like a pro; that is a true concept of being a poker face.