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  • n. A type of bluff where the bluffer believes that the bluff has some chance of immediate success and also that he or she has some chance of improving his hand to win at a showdown.
  • v. To attempt a semi-bluff


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  • Sklansky says that it can start out as a strong hand, but if the flop totally misses you, it can become the dreaded "dominated hand" . . . or it can be two really big overcards that make for a nice semi-bluff, especially if you've raised it before the flop.

    WIL WHEATON dot NET: 1.5: October 2004 Archives

  • An interviewee making a semi-bluff can pass that round of questioning two different ways: if the interviewer doesn't request more information or if the follow up question happens to hit one aspect where you do understand the details.

    Planet TW

  • In [poker] games with multiple betting rounds, to bluff on one round with an inferior or drawing hand that might improve in a later round is called a semi-bluff.

    Planet TW

  • A player making a semi-bluff can win the pot two different ways: by all opponents folding immediately or by catching a card to improve the player's hand.

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  • A semi-bluff can also be a success if the interviewee admits to not knowing the answer at the moment, but later in the interview process demonstrates that the desired knowledge has been acquired.

    Planet TW

  • Almost all interviews involve a series of questions, to give a vague answer to one question when you don't know enough details can be called a semi-bluff.

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  • After the flop gave him a gutshot straight draw, Jones decided he did not have enough chips to passively wait around for a better situation and decided instead to move all in on a semi-bluff.

    Poker Player Newspaper Online

  • In poker parlance, this is known as a semi-bluff: even if you're called, you still have a so-so hand as insurance.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Definitely, a nut check holding just middle pair with $30K on the line and Ts-6s, but Buton77 would make the correct call and mig. com showed the semi-bluff of 9d-7h.

    PokerStars Poker Blog

  • It surely didn't improve my hand but it could have helped out my opponent if he was trying to represent a straight on a semi-bluff. stories: Newswatch » Breaking News from around Youngstown, Warren, Columbiana Ohio


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