We will talk about the use of one of the most risky and virtuoso actions of poker - bluffing, as exemplified by the three most striking cases in history at the WSOP tournament.

2007 WSOP - Kenny Tran

By the time there were seven people left at the table, Kenny had a very good stack. With blinds 50,000/100,000, he, with an offsuit ace and seven, sharply raised the bet to 300,000. William Spadea called with the king and queen and Ray Henson with a pair of sevens. The flop came 494 offsuit. Kenny went ahead decisively after his opponents missed a move. He raised to 500,000 and Spadea folded, but Henson was in play. Opening a ten on the turn does not change the situation, and Kenny, meanwhile, picks up the momentum - a raise to 1,000,000 and Henson is already in doubt, but still calls. On the river - the king and Kenny Tran, realizing that he does not have a single combination in his hands, adds another 2 million to the pot in the amount of 3.8 million. Henson began to pry something from Kenny with questions, but in the end he folded and, with a set in his hands, gave the bank to Kenny Tran.

WSOP 2006 - Paul Wasica

With the blinds at 150,000/300,000 and ante of 50,000, with king and queen of diamonds in hand, Paul called Allen Cunningham's raise to 800,000. With a pot of 2.6 million in chips, there were three people left at the table: Paul, Allen and Jamie Gold. The appearance on the flop of Ace of Hearts, Jacks and Nines does not push anyone to action, everyone skips a move. Paul Wasicka raises to 1 million after the ace of clubs, Allen Cunningham re-raises to 4.5 million. Paul hesitated for only a second and went all-in, having nothing in his hands! All Allen had to do was throw up his hands and fold the cards, Paul takes a huge pot.

According to Paul himself, when he saw the flop, he was ready to check / fold if Allen raised the bet. But he missed a move and Paul decided to act, since with such a flop it could be assumed that Allen had KQ, K10 or a low pocket pair. Wasika raised a little after opening the king on the turn with the expectation that if someone had something serious in hand, that someone would call. And if not, then the bank is in Paul's hands.

WSOP 2003 - Chris Moneymaker

This is probably the best bluff in WSOP history! Almost newcomer Chris Moneymaker beat experienced Sam Faro. There are three spades on the table and there is a clear opportunity for a straight. The pot is 210,000, Farah adds 300,000, to which Chris makes a hesitant raise and Farah calls without hesitation. River - a three of hearts does not change the situation, and Chris responds with all-in to Farah's pass! Farah's confidence faded and after a long pause, he discards. Moneymaker was able to escape death, according to commentator Norman Chad. Many people call this case - "bluff of the century"!