The Poker Game Styles
There are different styles to play poker, and it is important to know each one of them to try to modify our game strategy. Later we will explain each of the styles of play to look at us in a mirror and be able to recognize our own style, and also try to imitate other part styles of poker game to improve our strategy in poker, either to play in tournaments or At the cash tables. There are three main types of players in poker, those who have a tight playing style, those who have a loose playing style, and aggressive gamblers. Then we will know each one of them.
Tight Game Style:
The English word “tight” translates “hard”, the meaning of this word largely reflects the style of play of a tight player, since they tend to play in a very strict. A player with a tight playing style tends to participate in very few hands and only participates in those that suit him best, especially when he has strong hands in his pocket cards, such as high cards (AK, QK, JQ), high pairs TT, JJ, AA) or a good project of either color or ladder.
Loose Game Style:
The English word “loose” translates to “relaxed”. This is the most common style of poker player that we can often find on the tables, with which players tend to be carefree with their game, play any hand that crosses them always trusting that in the community will help them improve his game. Newbie poker players tend by nature to implement this style of play, because they are just developing their skills in the game. It is never advisable for strategy to follow this style of play, unless we combine it with another, such as tight-loose or loose-aggressive. In addition, players with looser game play often become ‘passive’; Abstain from playing and often let themselves be consumed by the blind instead of trying to risk a little.
Aggressive Game Style:
Players with an aggressive or aggressive English style of play are continually risking their chip stack, both in strong and weak hands. The objective of an aggressive player is to raise his stack of chips at any price even if it means losing all his chips in one hand. When a player with aggressive style of play succeeds in winning one or two hands, he sometimes manages to dominate the table where he is playing thanks to the fear he has inflicted on his opponents, while also stealing the blinds of novice players with very little effort. This type of player can be recognized easily, since he is continuously raising bets (Raise) and sometimes betting all his chips (all-in).
An aggressive style of play can be a good strategy to advance in a poker tournament, as long as the player who implements this style has good skills as a poker player. Also, you should know what hands you agree to play and from time to time know how to throw a good bluff at the right time. This style of aggressive game that we mention in this paragraph is called tight-aggressive game, which is implemented by an aggressive player who both has control over his game and knows how to apply good strategies.
How to Improve our Poker Game Style:
We already know the different styles of poker game, now we must know our personal style of play as if we had seen in a mirror. Now, what we have to do is combine our own style of play with others to improve our game strategy, many professionals recommend implementing a tight-aggressive style of play to become successful poker players.