Poker is far from a game decided by luck alone. Skill and psychology are often far more important than the hand you've been dealt. Outsmarting your opponent and defeating him from a weaker position is the most obvious sign of mastery. Bluffing is the masterpiece of poker. And we will reveal to you some of the biggest ones in history.

Moneymaker vs. Farha

The year is 2003. Amateur Chris Moneymaker is close to shocking the world and winning the World Series of Poker Main Event. Chris goes one-on-one against a proven name in pro poker – Sam Farha. Among the key hands in the game is when with K and 7 Mummymaker wins nearly 1 million chips. With his play, he forces Farha to river a Q and a 9, with the 9 being the highest card on the table. Three spades and an opportunity for a straight prompt Sam to fold a winning hand. Chris doesn't even have a pair…

Ivy vs. Jackson

To this day, Phil Ivey is a poker legend. In 2005, he was far from such a status, although the whole world knew about his great potential. One of the most impressive hands of Phil's career was his bluff against Paul Jackson in 2002. The pot reached over 1.5 million chips. The flop comes two jacks and a 7. Ivy has a Q and an 8 of hearts, which don't do much because there are two spaces on the table. After a long wait, the hand was won by Phil even before the turn.

Haxton v. Dout

Isaac Haxton is a representative of a different generation in poker. Young players taking their first steps in the online space. There has been a lot of criticism of them, but Haxton refutes much of it in a special hand against Ryan Dout. Isaac holds the 2 and 3 of diamonds, and his opponent has the 7 and 5 of different suits. By the river, the two keep raising the bet. The cards on the table are Q, 4, A, K and Q. Nobody has anything, but Isaac is outsmarted. With the weakest possible hand under the circumstances, he pocketed over 9 million.

Duane v. Greenstein

In 2009, Tom Duane is already a celebrity. In 2008 alone, he earned over $5 million from online poker. But he also participated in television shows. Thanks to this, the game sees one of the most successful bluffs. The hand was played by three for a long time, but only Tom and Greenstein remained on the turn. The cards on the table are 2, 10, 2 and 7. Barry holds aces, Duane has Q 10. His mathematical odds of winning the hand are 5%. But this does not matter at all, because with a strategy he forces his opponent to give up and leave him the pot of 237 thousand.

Jack Strauss

A bluff and a hand from a whole other generation. The year is 1982, and the stakes are very high on a classic cash table of the time. Jack Strauss goes into the iconic 7 and 2 hand. The turn of the table reveals 7, 3, 3 and 2. Jack makes a strange bid after his raise. He is sure that his opponent has a higher pair in his hand and he is right. Then offers his opponent to pay to see any of his cards. Offer accepted. At random, Strauss reveals his couple. His opponent was convinced that he had one more and therefore had no pretensions as to which card would be shown. It folds and Strauss wins a huge amount for the time while holding the weaker of the two hands.