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David Gorkonel - Aug 20, 0. Bully them around and watch them fold. For instance, the best counterpunch to a loose-aggressive player might be a slow play that extracts the most chips. Most good nicknames that stick with people are short and snappy. Bob Ciaffone has played professional level poker for many years. By Bill Flanigan on February 14,

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A good book, very well written. So is the bio he co-wrote on Stuey Unger. By jillpa on July 18, I had a hard time getting thru this book for 2 reasons. First reason-peter Alston seems like a complete and total jerk to me. Taking a prostitute's phone number, jerking a girl around re: I wish he described the players we've come to know and love and hate on Tv in more depth instead of going into such detail about his loser friend. After finishing this book I could clearly tell that the author was just looking to profit from the poker boom and get a book on the shelves so that he could cash in on the gold rush.

There are so many better poker stories you can buy. By Halo on October 2, Did not like it, very boring had to give it up half way through just too dry with too many good poker and gambling books out there to read instead of this one. By Antonio N Serran on December 15, Its content is nothing special. It did not stand out from the other poker books that I have read.

Suchman on September 10, I knew absolutely nothing about poker when I started reading this book. Yet Alson's gonzo attempt at detailing the World Series of Poker was not only a thrilling ride, but an education in the basics and not-so-basics of high-level poker.

His own experiences, coupled with the manic nature of his friends' adventures, are exhilarating and keep you guessing if any of the characters are going to win the various events they enter. Alson's romance with his fiancee back in New York provides a reality check on the temptations that only Las Vegas can provide. I've read Alson's "Confessions of an Ivy League Bookie", and while that was fun and would make a great movie, this book is far more detailed into the strategy of what is happening at the tables, and makes for a truly interesting read.

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The Jackal crazy and unpredictable The Elephant plays too many hands The Mouse plays very conservatively The Lion skilled and tough to beat Play Poker Like the Pros begins by laying out the rules and set-up of each game and then moves on to easy-to-follow basic and advanced strategies.

Hellmuth teaches exactly which hands to play, when to bluff, when to raise, and when to fold. In addition Hellmuth provides techniques for reading other players and staying cool under pressure. There are also special chapters on how to beat online poker games and an inside look at tournament play. If for no other reason than almost all of your opponents will have read this book. Bob Ciaffone has played professional level poker for many years. He has also written for 'Card Player' magazine for many years.

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There is no end to your research on this subject. Pay close attention to their hands and the position they play from. They make loose raises in bad position and then catch huge hands to win big pots.

Winning on a long-term basis with this style is difficult, although it can be done. Gus Hansen is a poker pro who many typecast as a loose-aggressive player, although his aggression is more calculated… sometimes. When going against a TAP, beware the slow play. You can out-muscle them most of the time, but if you are too persistent with a bluff, you stand to lose a lot of money. A LAG is the most difficult player to put on a specific hand. You are going to have to call more often when playing against them in order to exploit their overly aggressive style.

Decide early on how you are going to play your hand and stick with that decision. Pay close attention to how A LAG bets in big pots so you know when to make that big call. Either way, they wait for high-quality hands and then play them passively.

Quite simply, these players are the easiest to bluff. They are very defensive in nature, preferring to check and call instead of raising.

Bully them around and watch them fold. Also, be careful if they make a re-raise, especially if there are flush or straight possibilities on the board. More often than not, they have it. Unlike a loose-aggressive player, a TP can be relatively predictable. That is, you can usually put them on a hand based on their play. In order to get a TP to fold, bluff when the board shows the possibility for a very good hand.

If a TP makes a pre-flop raise, bets the flop, and then checks the turn after seeing flush or straight possibilities on the board, a big bet might scaring them into throwing away their top pair or better. If Lady Luck is your mistress and you love to play hands until the end, you just might be a loose-passive player. The biggest advantage of playing against a loose-passive player is that their style is extremely predictable. They quickly call your bets without hesitation, and they rarely bluff.

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