How to play poker while analyzing your opponents: profiles (2/2)

bluffing-poker-234x300In How to analyze Poker Players, we commented the different things a poker player must take into account when trying to analyze a player. As we said, knowledge is power in this game and getting to know how your opponents play will improve your experience altogether. In this second part, we will go through the basic poker profiles you will commonly find. There are millions of players in every table and online poker sites available, but they all tend to fall on a category. Psychology and Poker Rules are the most important factors to have at mind while analyzing, so get to them.

Loose / Aggressive:

Such players are also known as the maniacs of the game: stealing all the blinds indiscriminately and doing many bluffs from favorable positions. They tend to make very high stakes and have an enormous amount of accumulated chips, hoping to intimidate the other players at the table. This type of person will love the thrill of the game, expecting big wins so all the players recognize his merits. To have some kind of control over this kind of poker player, better sit back. We have to be very aware of their mistakes. There are many players who are unable to enjoy the game because of this f kind of players. However, some people welcomed these players to the table, because in many cases, they make great gifts to the boat. If you have the patience, you can catch them off guard and crush them.

Loose / Passive:

Loose players / are constantly losing, but, like every player that gambles every chance, they can have good games. These players never put us under pressure and we can read them like an open book. This is the most recognizable poker profile. They usually have a typical conduct that once they get to the boat, they continue gambling until the river, and even if they don’t achieve a good combination, they will continue until the end. These players should be your best friends on the table, as they sooner or later lose their money. If you are an experienced player, they will pose no threat at all.

Tight / Passive:

These players are the literal definition of frustration. They tend to only if they have play good cards, but pay little or no attention to what other players are doing. These players are often scared aggressive players, and many of them throw their cards, yet still winning. Rarely do raises and re-raises, and rarely take the initiative. They are extremely cautious.

Many play only with very strong cards, see the flop and calculate the best possible hands. But forget important aspects such as the position, etc…Some of these players, are just simply afraid to take the initiative of one hand. As we have said, they are generally very predictable. They will only see the flop with very high letters.

Tight / Aggressive:

The tight / aggressive approach is that generally practiced by good poker players. Therefore, It is very important to identify these players soon, because they are biggest threat. This style of play will get us under pressure at all times; there is no way around it. These players calculate the odds of each hand almost instantly and they pay close attention to the play of his opponents and rarely forgive. When they think they have a winning hand, they will do everything in their power to not show it. If you believe to have a better hand than them, do your best to hasten the game.  As we present a great opportunity to have an unbeatable hand, it is advisable to check-raised (check-raise) to his game.

Different Profiles:

As we said before, most players are within one of the four categories that we have just covered. There may be weird scenarios where you will find players playing in a different manner than the categories mentioned, this is seen usually in new players. Either way, if you read both parts, you will find the necessary tools to analyze your opponents and to profile them, so now it’s up to you.


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