What type of player are you?

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Are you tight? aggressive?

I'm very tight, I notice I last longer in tournaments if I play tight but sometimes that messes me up because I end up being the short stack towards the end.

My problem is I never bluff, I notice if I even try someone always comes over the top forcing me to fold.

Any tips on how to play tight but still stay in the game?
 
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Have you checked out the article section yet?
Good learning area written by some of CardsChat's best players. :)
 
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As Rotty stated above, lots of helpful information to answer your questions & many others here. By the way since he didn't answer Rotty is TAG until he gets tight at which time he becomes LAGD. :rolleyes:
 
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I have absolutly no idea how i play 1 day will be tag another day lag but sometimes get passive and play like a donk so all depends on whichday you catch me maybe u get all my chips maybe i get all yours.:eek:
 
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Thanks for the link, I'll def read the articles.

Problem with me is I can never be aggressive, I'm a chicken!
 
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Thanks for the link, I'll def read the articles.

Problem with me is I can never be aggressive, I'm a chicken!
Are you playing above your level? Most "chicken" play is a result of playing with scared money which is often a result of playing beyond the limits you should be at. Definitely take a look at the articles and search/read a little here on BR mgmt. Then do the simple math to see what levels you should be playing to build your BR.
 
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I have absolutly no idea how i play 1 day will be tag another day lag but sometimes get passive and play like a donk so all depends on whichday you catch me maybe u get all my chips maybe i get all yours.:eek:

This is me as well, depends on my mood, state of soberness, and feel of the table.
 
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yup yup yup...I do intentionally mix it up if I think someone has me on their PokerTracker.
 
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I'm all over the place with my play. Generally I'm somewhat tight in hand selection but almost always aggressive with the chips. I rarely ever slow play.

I make plenty of final tables and occasionally win a few. I also tend to bubble a lot as that is usually where I like to get extra aggressive. I figure if I'm going to get in the money I want to be in the best possible position to go deep. Just making it usually isn't enough for me. That is my poker disease.
 
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I'm a bit like GG, unless I see a good opportunity for a good bluff...otherwise, I'm more of a caller and folder. lol
 
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ONLY 1 WAY TO WIN LIKE THAT. AGGRESSION GIVES YOU TWO WAYS TO WIN. GIVE ME A BOOYAH
 
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I am reall tight at the start of torneys but now i know which hands to play and the odds and stuff i wait till i get up in chips then ill get agressive and bluff (i kinda find it more exciting that way)
 
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i like to think i am an agressive, loose and tight player.lol.
 
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Im generally TAG but in the early stages of a tourney I generally am loose calling flops and seeing if I hit with good drawing hands to accumulate chips. But after blinds raise to about 50-100 and even 25-50 in tourneys I will get back to TAG
 
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I'm an all-in specialist. My motto is "all-in, all day" and my strategy is to put the pressure on my opponent. If I see an ace or a king or two suited cards, I know it's my cue to shove all my chips into the middle. Otherwise I just call everything down and suck out on the river.

Players constantly call me a donk or a fish but that's just because they know they aren't as good as I am.
 
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Girl Gamer, I've certainly been in your shoes and understand where you're coming from. A few things have helped me loosen up my game at times.

1. Read Harrington's books. They're really full of valuable information and will also help you get aggressive in tournaments when you need to.

2. Read a lot of ChuckTs posts. He is a very LAG player and the perspectives on hands are very different than you would have on many hands.

3. Watch betting patterns for bluffing opportunities. For example, if you're in a hand where two suited cards hit on the flop and you put your opponent on top pair but no flush draw, watch how he bets it. If he bets well above the pot to drive out the flush draw, then you're more than likely going to fold. However, if he bets half the pot or a quarter pot, they may be a weak player trying to limit their losses incase that 3rd suited card hits for the flush. Those are the types of players/situations you want to bluff in. To make it easier on yourself since you described yourself as a chicken...if the situation i described presents itself, put out a quarter pot bet so if you do get called, you won't lose too much. There are many other opportunities out there but this is how I got more comfortable with bluffing.
 
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As someone stated earlier make sure that you are playing in low enough stakes to play around with raising and bluffing while you get comfortable with it. It definitely takes some getting used to.
 
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I started out TAG for my first 5 years playing since that is how all the books tell you to play.

I have since become LAG. I will riase with almost anything when I am the first in the pot and will become very aggressive after the flop if I think you are behind otherwise i check fold. Reraises have become my staple for winning hands.
 
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I play aggressive and tight depending on how loose or tight the table is? Just all depends for me on how the table is.
 
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Havent been on in a while nice to be back but i am a preeety tight player if playing for money and agressive in limit poker i think in limit you have to use a complety different stratagy
 
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My favorite play is to find a low stakes NL cash game with plenty of fish. I then play like a total rock. The better players stay out of my way but the fish keep giving me their money. I realize that playing this way doesn't maximize profits, but then my chip stack does not go up and down like a pogo stick. It just slowly but steadily grows.
 
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Girl Gamer, I've certainly been in your shoes and understand where you're coming from. A few things have helped me loosen up my game at times.

1. Read Harrington's books. They're really full of valuable information and will also help you get aggressive in tournaments when you need to.

2. Read a lot of ChuckTs posts. He is a very LAG player and the perspectives on hands are very different than you would have on many hands.

3. Watch betting patterns for bluffing opportunities. For example, if you're in a hand where two suited cards hit on the flop and you put your opponent on top pair but no flush draw, watch how he bets it. If he bets well above the pot to drive out the flush draw, then you're more than likely going to fold. However, if he bets half the pot or a quarter pot, they may be a weak player trying to limit their losses incase that 3rd suited card hits for the flush. Those are the types of players/situations you want to bluff in. To make it easier on yourself since you described yourself as a chicken...if the situation i described presents itself, put out a quarter pot bet so if you do get called, you won't lose too much. There are many other opportunities out there but this is how I got more comfortable with bluffing.

This is generaly good advice. The one thing you have to remember about bluffing, that alot of people forget, is that you have to build up the bluff. Early on in the hand, you have to have made moves that make it believable that you have your opponent beat. Set it up, and make him believe you. Oh, and bluffing without any outs is usually a very risky move, unless you are CERTAIN that you are ahead by a high card, or that the other guy will fold. Dont be stupid with bluffs, the biggest thing I see with newbies both online and live is that they think bluffing is basically required every second hand. Probably because they see the highlight reels on a wsop, and see just the big bluffs, etc. Dont fall into that trap, build your bluffs, exploit weakness, and make sure situations are right. Also, youll find that if you see weakness preflop, raise it, and get a caller, youve already started your bluff, and, who knows, you might hit a hand anyways, and really take something down. thats the beauty of the LAG.
oh, and thats my style.
 
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