Any serious poker player from the competition in the tournaments knows that learning what your opponent’s persona is just as important as knowing the rules of the game. Reading your opponent gives you the edge on which model you would use in the game.
A new player usually does not change their games during the game so what happens is they lose and do not win. A good game changes its pattern accordingly so what happens is they win big more time.
The tight and loose players
after a few rounds to bet you can spot if your opponent is tight or loose. Tight players only play when they have the best hands and when they get them they want to play them fast, wanting to win as soon as possible. They usually win showdowns, but they become predictable that way. When this happens, their opponents will not be bluffed to stay in one hand and the call will increase, so tight players do not win very big pots.
A loose player, on the other hand, goes for most hands believing they could win the hand no matter what cards they are. They hope that the collapse, the turn, and the cards will favor them. Loose players see more action, but they are more likely to lose big sums of money from them do not get the cards straight.
Aggression and Passiveness
take note if your opponents are aggressive or passive. Aggressors tend to bet or increase continuously. Often, they pre-collapse, especially when they get a “nut-hand”. Being intentionally aggressive requires a lot of skill to do it right, which can be very intimidating, especially in showdowns.
Passive players just call bets, and rarely raise them, even with a strong hand. They do not want a lot of attention. Intentional passiveness has its advantages because it covers a part of the person’s “say”. Passive players play comfortably and folds when things get too hot. But staying too passive in the game and the player would lose large sums of money due to lack of aggression.
The strong and the weak
In addition, try the notification if your opponent is strong or weak. Strong players are the experts. They have good knowledge of the game. They make the right calls at the right time and gain a lot of showdowns. Weak players often take a look at their own cards instead of analyzing their opponents. More often than not, they reach showdowns with poor cards.
So mix up your game by adjusting your stratagems on your opponent’s character. Be everyone and nobody except a weak player. This is how you play real cards in poker.