What type of player is the aggressive one.
To determine how to play against an aggressive player, you need to first determine:
- is he aggressive towards just you, or towards the entire table.
- How many hands is he playing. This will tell if he is a tight aggressive (meaning he is going to only play good hands), or loose aggressive (which will mean he will aggressively play any hands, hoping to get his opponent to fold).
- When is he aggressive. Many players on aggressive when they have position.
If the aggressive player(s) seem to be targetting you specifically, they have probably marked you as someone who will easily fold. In this situation, continue to fold until you get a decent hand. Then, check/call their bets to you. This will probably get them to bet higher on turn and river, hoping to get you to fold, and increasing your profit when you make it to showdown.
The situation is similar when you are against a tight aggressive player who is aggressive with everyone at the table. This player is playing very good pocket cards and hands. It takes a little longer, but you must wait for a very good hand (more than just top pair, good kicker). He will also generally escallate his betting, hoping to get paid out. Again, it is usually good to let him bet, rather than raising early and scaring him into being careful about what he's doing. On the river, if you still think you have best hand (or preferably are sitting with the nuts), you can raise huge, hoping that he thinks you are trying to bluff him off the pot.
Both styles, require lots of patience to wait for a good/great hand and lots of folding of marginal hands. This is why many on this thread have recommended NOT playing KQ, especially from early position. KQ is not a strong hand. What do you do with a board K- J - 2 (with possible flush and straight draws). SOmeone with KK AA or AK is going to be betting big, as is someone who has made trips; and you will have trouble not believing your hand is best.