what do TAG and LAG stand for?

troyer16

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I see these words thrown around sometime and i am new to poker forums. What do TAG and LAG stand for? Thanks
 
Kenzie 96

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Tight Agressive & Loose Agressive
 
blankoblanco

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Tight Aggressive and Loose Aggressive, respectively.

TAG players generally don't play many hands, mostly only the higher quality hands, and when they do play them, tend to play them quite aggressively (Dan Harrington for example, although he's more tight than most). LAG players like to get involved in a lot of pots, and play a wider range of hands so it is harder to put them on hands. They are also very aggressive with their hands. Phil Ivey usually plays a LAG style.

There's also Tight Passive (TP)--a rock... tight and usually only bets with strong hands, and Loose Passive (LP)--calling station... plays a lot of pots but rarely shows aggression, and rather just keeps calling off.

TAG and LAG are considered superior to TP and LP, because of the importance of aggression in NL Hold 'em.
 
PokerAddictz

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These players are also known as

TAG = Eagle
LAG = Jackyl
 
elmo_24

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i was just about to ask the same question...

thanks for posting tenbob, very helpful for noobs like myself
 
Chemist26

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Now I don't use a lot of poker lingo, but I'm pretty sure TAG is a fun game to play in a park, and LAG is the thing I stand on. Not 100% though.
 
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