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Types of Poker Players

Most poker players fall into one of four categories and, once you're experienced enough, you'll be able to easily determine which your opponents fall into. Here is a detailed explanation of the different types of poker players you'll find. As you begin to play poker online, you should try to pick up as much information about the player as possible to be able to accurately place them into a category.
But, remember that the boundaries of different types of poker players are not clearly defined and the best pokers players can change their style of play very quickly in order to mislead the rest of the table. Generally there are several major patterns of players behaviour in Poker.


A tight-passive player is one that won't raise or call unless they have a very strong hand. This type of player is normally best suited for limit Texas Hold’em poker games and will very seldom take a risk on their hand. If a tight passive player calls your raise – you'd better have the courage to backup your bet.


Loose passive players are also known as "calling stations". They call any bet you place and it's best to avoid bluffing these players. They'll very rarely fold once they've seen the flop.


These players will only bluff occasionally. They only play good hands and once they get that hand, they'll bet aggressively. Be careful, because when this player raises he could end up taking a huge chunk out of your stack.


Some of the most famous poker players are loose-aggressive. These players have no problem going "all-in". The best loose-aggressive players will mix up their aggressive and passive play and it's hard to read their hands. They tend to go all-in with a pair of aces or just a simple 7, 3. These types of players are the high-rollers of Texas Hold’em poker.

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