It depends on what game, what limit, and whether it's a trny or ring game. If I'm online then it can depend on which site I'm playing at. I try to take the advice of Joe Hachem when it comes to playing at a new table: try not to get involved for at least one orbit before putting together a quick table strategy and just observe. If I have to pick one style then it would probably be tight-aggressive. I believe it's the most common and profitable table image.
I've had some success recently playing tight, especially getting through all the shoves. I won't call those without AA or KK. This is on freerolls of course, where there are lots of shoves in the early rounds. I have yet to play anything high-stakes so I don't know if it's more conservative there by nature or not.
definitely i am an aggressive player especially at the beginning of tournaments.i am not one to give free cards.i always prefer to bet big when i feel that i have the best hand preflop.apres if the flop is favorable i rarely loose . but I like to alternate between Tight,Conservative especially approaching the bubble or if I need to change the style of play to adapt to the table. when we play aggressive we take a lot of risk but if we manage to manage these losses we can make big profits and very quickly.
re: Poker & What style of play do you use when playing poker online ?
Depends on the game, situation, position, stack size and players. But generally I start out fluctuating between loose and tight agressive. Sometimes I will switch up and play nitty if I'm low stack trying to survive a tournament.
I think tbe best players are able to effectively change their play styles in game.
I try to play Tight Aggressive in position but sometimes I get caught up in my emotions or just generally realize that I’m making bad decisions,like chasing gut shots,flushes,then I just shut the computer off and hope I haven’t lost to much money.
You can't play the same style with everybody, pro players are not beaten like that. The style depends how goes the game, with who are you playing, your position, your chips, etc. Example: go agressive with someone who spots what you're doing, by re-raising you and you fold, and you'll go down soon.
It all depends on the limits and type of poker. In standard tournaments and cash games I try to stick to a tight-aggressive style. In turbo and hyper-turbo tournaments, I prefer the loose-aggressive strategy.
I prefer tight aggressive to start off but I temper my bets early on with a bit of a small ball approach. I prefer to pot control as best I can until I build a bit of a stack. It's just too easy to get 2 or 3 good hands in a row, bet big early, and then lose. That usually means an early exit.
it all depends what table i'm playing on. I'll either play the same or play the opposite to what the table is doing. New players should be tight, aggressive but eventually one finds that doesn't always work.
I try to play loose / aggressive early on, when it's cheap, then tighten up, so that, later in the game, when I do play a hand, people think I've really hit something, which helps the occasional bluff.
I think it's pretty much proven online is at least slightly more aggressive than real world poker. With that being said. If I'm catching cards early, I generally only play low side premium hands and better and find that works pretty well. At micros of course.
I try to change the style of the game and vary it depending on which cards come to you. therefore, the style of the game is constantly changing, moreover it depends on the mood and approach to the game. but the best style in my opinion is conservative.
There are many factors that determine which style of poker I choose, this is the opponent's game, the stage of the tournament, the number of chips, and so on. I believe that using only one style of game throughout the tournament is unprofitable, you need to improvise, otherwise, the opponents will learn your tactics and eventually you lose.
rather, free .. depends on the situation, I am opposed to any one strategy .. sometimes you have to be tight, sometimes you have to show aggression .. so that everything is according to circumstances ..
Its good to familiarize yourself with many styles. For example Negreanu's small ball poker, Harringtons starting hands chart and Esfandiari's aggressiveness would all be different.
If you are playing tournaments, realizing that all 3 of these can work, but that you can change up your play style depending on what stage of the tournament you are in or who you are playing against, it wont hurt you.
For me, im the opposite of Esfandiari at the early stages of tournaments, i usually stick to premium hands. However, if i find that its a table that sees lots of multi way pots, alot of callers, ill switch it up and play small ball.
Once i have a stack that i can do something with, and ive built up a rep at the tables as someone who is tight or someone who doesn't go nuts its easier for me to make some moves.