Online Poker Tutorial: How To Play Against A Loose Aggressive Player

Playing against loose-aggressive players can be tough, they often either accumulate massive amounts of chips or cash in ring games or go bust very quickly  Poker88. This means that if you’re playing against one, he’s probably got enough chips to start bullying you. There are certain changes you can make in your play-style to make this type of opponent a source of profit, instead of a source of broken keyboards and laptops yes, it really can be that frustrating sometimes. Here are 5 tips for playing online poker against loose-aggressive players.

Call for information. If you have been betting for a drawing hand (like a flush) but didn’t hit anything on the river, it is often beneficial to call the loose-aggressive player’s bet – just to gain information on what hands he is playing. This is only viable if you’re on the same table as him for a reasonable period of time – so if it’s at the beginning of a Multi Table Tournament and players are going to be re-seated at different tables soon it’s probably not worth it.

Play lower value hands. I would normally advise that you fold hands like Ace Ten, King Queen and pocket 8s if someone makes a reasonable raise pre-flop, but if it’s a loose-aggressive player you’re playing against these hands are probably better than his. If you have a solid table image you can re-raise him and he will fold if he re-raises you, you need to assess just how loose and aggressive he is. There are a lot of chips to be made from standing up to loose-aggressive players.

Check-raising. Loose-aggressive players will often bet if the action comes to them, whether they have hit or not. If you have hit a monster hand, just check it and let the loose player get the chips in the pot. Other players in the hand may call him because they think he’s bluffing, and when it’s your turn to act you can make a big re-raise getting the most chips you can out of the hand.