The Benefits of Aggression (Day 2 Course Discussion)

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Great advice on the benefits of playing aggressively will definitely help me improve my game.;)
I usually play depending on the type of villain in front of me.
If you are a manic player, you should play more passive.
If you are a passive player, you should play more aggressive.

And if he is a very good player, the lines of play are different, many times when you lose against a very good player, it is usually against a great move by him, and you just have to take off your hat and say '' nice one ''.

Against a manico / aggressive player, many times you have to let him steal the small pots and we will go for all his chips in one hand, although sometimes they put you in a badbeat.:D

Against a passive player, sometimes it is often difficult to play, because they can take advantage of their image, and start bluffing, and due to their image, they are usually respected at the tables.:rolleyes:
 
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Everything has its time and moments, and poker is no different. Regardless of your opponent, we have moments of aggression and moments of being passive. Analyzing your opponent is also very important, taking notes etc ... But being aggressive I think it's a good tactic in the course of an MTT after 50%
 
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A short read today, buy no less valuable! I really like the point about leaning towards being aggressive if you aren't sure. I have been trying to calm down a bit when holding a good hand, but if you are consistently aggressive then you are more likely to get called. Thanks for another good lesson!
 
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Hey! Great lesson!

I have agression implemented in my play and already knew its benefits. But I was not giving much importance to labelling my actions : agressive, neutral and passive!

This is so simple but makes the analisys a lot clearer in my head! feels like a new tool!!!

Great lesson!

Thx for taking the time to make these courses!

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Default - aggressive

Hi!
I think I'm playing more passive than agressive right now. But I'm changing my style.

The problem is that I always face with players who are calling everything and it doesn't matter what hand they have. It can be a junky hand and on river it become strong accidentally.
Sometimes I'm afraid of playing aggressive and lose stack, thinking that opponents hand is better, but in fact my hand is the best.

I know about odds and bad beats, know that everything is possible in poker. But what to do with such type of players in microlimits, who calls every bet, every size with 2 outs? Just calm down, study, train and play again?:confused:

But I think the fact that you couldn't count everything and should play every spot in different and right way is why I love this game. It's fantastic
 
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One way to stop an aggressive player is to trap them every time. Then clean them out.
 
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Very good explination, ilove to build an image and use it in my favor,and change the image during the diferent stages.
Ex i tartr limping and calling ROLs so my image is off a passive calling,and suddently i star3betting pre flop or in the postflop. Or i start playing very agressive ROling 3betting and barreling so i know peaple will tend to call me widder.
 
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Thanks Mateo and FF!

And Showbiz, yes just play very straightforward against these players. Stick to above-average hands, value bet a lot, bluff little. More to come on this in the course.
 
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The point I appreciated is that if an opponent is being aggressive and getting to you, then you too should adopt that style of play.
Off to play a game now. Will see if I learned anything.
 
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I found this especially dificult to apply.

I know the theory but getting into practice is what I struggle with. But with the material of this course I will probably be a mor Tight Aggresive Player.

I think that we should combine the fist and the secon lesson and be really agressive when we have position over our opponents.

:D
 
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I found this especially dificult to apply.

I know the theory but getting into practice is what I struggle with. But with the material of this course I will probably be a mor Tight Aggresive Player.

I think that we should combine the fist and the secon lesson and be really agressive when we have position over our opponents.

:D

This is a great lesson to come back to once you have finished the course. :)
 
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day 2 done

default play - aggressively


lol - my thinking too. Sometimes I donk bet aggressively in a negative way though: well, at least I used to in the past. Now I feel a little better about my aggressive lines ;)
 
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Thanks for this topic ! Be agressive in poker is an art ! Can get much sucess with this talent. Today i start the studies about this !
 
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I just finished Day #2.
Take control of the table and learn to leverage aggression, thanks for the course.
 
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Aggresive play helps to lose fast and go back to warzone.
 
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This video day 2 we have to see it at least twice.

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Thanks Mateo and FF!

And Showbiz, yes just play very straightforward against these players. Stick to above-average hands, value bet a lot, bluff little. More to come on this in the course.




Thank you for answer Collin!

Yeah, I make my range tighter and try to get nuts hands with such type of players, almost never check them for bluff (because it doesn't work:D) and try not to play flips
 
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It's easy to say, be aggressive, but hard to do at the right time. This day taught me to think about how I should perceive the actions of the opponent Passive / Aggressive / Neither. Now poker is more aggressive than before.
 
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My normal style wavers between tight-passive and tight-aggressive... but after watching this video, I have experimented more with aggressive play and found that it has really improved my play, especially in cash games. That being said, it definitely does pay to be passive sometimes... it's all about knowing your opponent.

I have been playing 5/10 cent zoom tables on PS and won 20+ dollars this past week, only playing about 80-100 hands a day.
 
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Day 1 - Chapter 2

It is very important to distinguish when a player is passive, neutral or aggressive. Today in the freeroll, I had a very tough time playing against villain to the point where I started making bad decisions; I folded winning hands to aggression and stayed out of hands that I would have won if I got the chance to limp in.

Response to video question:

Pre-flop - aggressive (bet)
Post flop - neutral (check)
Turn - passive (call)
River - aggressive (raise)

So far this is great fun and informative.


Great and I'm glad to hear you're enjoying the course! :)
 
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My normal style wavers between tight-passive and tight-aggressive... but after watching this video, I have experimented more with aggressive play and found that it has really improved my play, especially in cash games. That being said, it definitely does pay to be passive sometimes... it's all about knowing your opponent.

I have been playing 5/10 cent zoom tables on PS and won 20+ dollars this past week, only playing about 80-100 hands a day.

Nice to hear!
 
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Against certain players aggression can hurt. I've had dudes clean me out by calling with 73.

On a rainbow board I am thinking no way that dude called a 4 bet preflop with a 7 in his hand. I was wrong.
 
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Aggression is really important in poker. It's really hard to play against aggressive player especially in SNG or HeadsUp tournaments. I prefer to play aggressively at the early stage of the tournaments but then as far I go as tighter I play. Not sure if it's the best strategy or I'm just instinctually doing this.
 
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Play agressively in the later stages of the game. Big bets can be discouaging to most players, particularly when you have them covered
 
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day 2 completed , The Benefits of Aggression are a must know this in poker so every poker player must know this , and thnx cc for this great thread
 
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