Types of Poker Players
Most poker players fall into one of four categories, and once you're experienced enough, you'll be able to place your opponents into particular groups very quickly. This is a detailed definition of the different types of poker players you'll find. As you play poker online you should try to pick up as much information about a player to accurately place them into a category.
But remember the boundaries of the different types of poker players are not clearly defined and the best pokers players can change their style of play very quickly to mislead the rest of the table.
Types of Poker Players:
Tight-Passive: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 Holdem 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: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 seldom fold once they've seen the flop.
Tight-Aggressive:These players will only bluff occasionally. They only play good hands and once they've got that hand they'll bet aggressively. Beware when this player raises he could end up taking a huge chunk out of your stack...
Stanley Majors is an experienced online poker journalist who writes articles on a range of poker topics.