You must have heard almost everywhere that poker is truly a game of ups and down and one
has to be very patient while playing the game and at the same time, maintain a poker face.
But then, you must have also heard of those players who play rather aggressively and
manage to win big time at the major poker tournaments. Seriously, how do they manage to do
that? The main objective of aggressive players is that other players have to be scared of them
and when they have achieved that, they have some sort of a psychological advantage
already and they know that they are this close at winning the table.
Being aggressive is certainly an advantage for most of the players. That’s right, I said most of
the players, not all of them. These strategies are known to work in favor for only some
players. As for the others, well, they just lose out on hard money if they start playing
aggressive all of a sudden. What you must understand is that there are many different types
of players in the game of poker.
Some may think that there are only four kinds of players, but
if you really look into the game, you will find that there are more. Firstly, you have to
acknowledge your game play, that is, whether you are a kind of player who likes taking big
risks or simply sure that you want to bet because you’re sure you’ve got a better hand. You
can also be the kind of player who just likes to sit back or someone who takes matter into his
own hands by playing rather aggressive.
In order for you to play aggressive, it is very important that you know about all the
probabilities of the game. You have to remember that the aggressive players are not the ones
who take risks relentlessly if the pay offs are just peanuts. They know for a fact that poker is a
game of strategy and not something that is left to chance like a game of super lotto. However,
if you want to play aggressive and you see a window of opportunity right there in front of
you, you simply have to commit to it. After that, it doesn’t even matter whether you win or lose.
And that’s exactly what playing aggressive is all about. Once you start playing this way and
build up a habit of making good calls, you will soon be on your way towards winning big and
of course, winning fast.
Bluffing is a good way to start out and make the other players fold their hand. However,
calling is a rather bad idea because you’ll find that mostly only amateurs resort to this
technique. This is for the simple reason that they just cannot imagine playing with a weak
hand. But if you’re an aggressive player, even with a weak hand, you will simply go on to
play the game. Sometimes, it may even feel stupid if you’re putting money in the pot even
with a weak hand. But over time, you’ll soon learn to play this to your advantage.