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.