Understanding the playing styles of online poker players
Constantly monitoring the moves of your opponents is one of the most key aspects to playing online poker. Playing to your strategies and countering that of the opposition is the name of the game. Hence understanding the mode of operation of player on your table is extremely critical to your fortunes.
Every successful poker players spends considerable time studying the personalities he or she is up against. The more you play and observe, the more characteristics you will pick up of your opponents on the table. This will help you anticipate the moves even before they are executed.
Hence, in this piece we will make an attempt to identity the different types of online poker players.
Playing tight means keeping a close tab on the number of hands you tend to play. Basically, the guy who plays few hands is generally a tight player. Few hands could mean 10%-25% of the total hands being played on the table. Tight players too can be further divided into passive and aggressive players.
Players that tend to be part of the action on most occasions are generally termed loose players. Here too there is a sub classification. Players who play too many hands and bet aggressively belong to the loose-aggressive category. The opposite, who play many hands but don’t back it up with strong bets are termed loose-passive players.
There is another category of online poker players – the maniacs. These are the trigger-happy guys on the table; playing hands they have no business being part of. These are loose players who don’t have a particular strategy in place and bet without any solid reason or logic. They can often be turn out to be spoilers at an online poker table.
Hence it is very important for you to place your opponents under these brackets and play accordingly. If you are able to do so within the first few minutes of play, there is a high chance you’ll steer clear of trouble and make a lot of profits.
Kai started working in the Gaming Industry in 2001 when he managed a Horse Betting Shop in Germany. With the more and more upcoming needs for Sportbetting Solutions for the German speaking market he moved in 2003 in Malta where he built up TopSportWetten, one of the first Sportbetting operators working from Malta with a Remote Gaming License.
In 2005 he moved to a new venture and joined the newly formed Team of BetUnited, a Company that had the goal to target the German speaking online market with a full portfolio of Betting, Poker, Casino and Games of Skill.
In 2007 he left BetUnited and concentrated on helping new Companies coming to Malta to obtain a remote gaming license and establish operators on the island.
In 2011 he founded Simka Consulting to combine his knowledge in the operational part of the IGaming Business with the Marketing expertise of Simona.
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