Loose-Aggressive Players

July 21 2009

The loose-aggressive players in your game may be winning opponents, whereas they tend to be losers in SNGs. These players will be more concerned with the bigger pots. They enter with a wide range of starting hands and if they are good players, will play more carefully at the turn and river – trying to use their loose image to get paid off when they have made a strong hand. Understand what they are doing and you’ll do fine.

Next, the deeper average stack sizes in cash make the concept of pot-size control an important one. I discuss this concept at length in my book on heads-up, and the essence is: The stronger your hand, the bigger you want the pot to be.