A form of bluff
where a player has no chance of winning the hand other than by getting other players to fold
. Contrasted with other sorts of bluffs such as steals (where a party bluffs pre-flop
in the hope of winning the blinds), continuation bets (where a party pretends to have hit the flop
or flopped an overpair
with a hand that justified a pre-flop raise
), and semi-bluffs (where a party makes a big bet on a draw
and can win the pot either through everyone folding or completing his or her draw
if someone calls).
Example: "I knew he had pocket aces, but I decided that if the 3rd club came I would make a stone cold bluff and represent a flush."
Created by LawDude
on 5 Aug, 2009