In most analyzes of poker players are divided into four different groups: tight-passive (* 1 ), tight-aggressive, loose-passive (* 2 ) and loose-aggressive. Even though these groups represent four different behaviors, so it’s not really these are traits. Now let’s look at the real personalities of poker players.
There is simply no tight-aggressive player.
There is simply no loose-passive players.
It is even so that not a single of the words (loose passive, tight, aggressive) has to do something only with the true personality of any poker player. These words only say something about the consequences of the traits of players who are thus concomitants of a player who respond to the circumstances of the maps of the actual personality. A player be described as tight as a kite in the wind – the flight of dragons indicates that there is wind, there is no description of the totality of the thing.
In reality, all the players fall into three categories. This does mean that if you take the time are the usual actions of the players (eg: they often put preflop, often place down on the river, etc.) in more depth to study and looking at the underlying motivations of the player looks closely, then you notice that all the players can be divided into the following three categories:
People see the chips as money
People see the chip as a means to Trickesen
Persons who use the chips to pass the time
Sometime believes every person who plays poker, in deepest inside the heart that chips represent one of these three things: Pastime, trickery or money. These are the trigger for the decisions of the players. It’s not like that players always behave according to a category and behave as mechanically tight-passive or loose-aggressive. No, there are people with desire.
The fact that the players see their own chips on one of the three types, they also see the chips of the other players at the table in the same way: Someone of the chips looks as money, all the other chips will perform at the table as coins, not only his own. This means that each player on the chip, the specific perspective provides information about why they desire the chips – if they want to see this as a means of trickery and succumbed more agents, etc. And here our analysis begins:
The effects of desire on the playing style:
* Chips than money: the players look at their chips as capital want to quickly reap big profits and then leave the table. It is very likely that these are very active in the initial rounds at the table, especially in the later positions. These players try ranzuschaffen the necessary money to then spend elsewhere. So you will not lose unnecessary time (at least not in the early rounds). If they go along to the flop, so it may well be that all of the chips that player walk into the center of the table. Cards in order, aces and suited cards in sequence appear this player than pure gold or Google shares. These individuals will play passively with couples, as they are more prone to a flush with cards to be expected in order than a full house with a pair or triplet. And remember, money motivated players looking for right from the start for monster leaves. Value bets (* 3 ) and showdowns with monster leaves are the cards with which a successful money-motivated player calls. A little later, so after 30 to 40 rounds played, these players are increasingly starting to play tight in order to preserve their deposits. Besides this gelmotivierten players are in a blind position (because in this case they would extremely aggressive play again to keep their investment), then either go all-in to this “stop-go” players, so players or even do nothing. Money Motivated players understand generally unaware of time and tact, as they either full throttle are traveling or have inserted the reverse. This arises from the fact that each player is losing is short-sighted and then too focused on his perception of the chip (pastime, money or trickery). Thus a losing money motivated player will be influenced more by money, rather than simply to feel just a lust for money. A player of the chips looks as pure means to outsmart will be just as dominated by these shenanigans or to make use of the request moves.
* Chips as a means of trickery: the players see their chips as a means to Trickesen, take usually a lot of time when they sit down for the first time. Maybe they take the first 10 rounds not part in the game, special first identify the other players at the table. The tricksters are as donations collectors: Before banging on the doors of the victims, they will only look good and find out how they can use their time and techniques best. Unexpected moves and occasional aggressive behavior are the characteristics of a trickster player. Think about it, a trickster wants to do what with his chips. He wants the other players prepare torment and force them to make difficult decisions. He wants to use his tricks, not as a money-motivated player who just tried with what he has well alight, for example from its flush rauszuholen much as possible. If the games with progression of the tournament then be short-handed, the trickster start playing exaggerated aggressive. Tricksters do not give up so easily without have not previously achieved something great: either a huge bluff or to be went along exactly the right time. For a trickster that’s what it’s about in a game and he will not be satisfied if he does not succeed. Although tricksters have only about a few chips, they begin to play very aggressively. This is because, in their view, that they only remain a good trick, just one more chance to trigger something in a bet with it. If it is in this type of player is also unpredictable to know what two cards they venture into the pot, the trickster are rather predictable what the activities and projects of those concerns. Generally they are set to have when in front of them already given up some other players, just as they will choose one or two players at the table and they will increase their bets always and under all circumstances. Find out when a trickster sees the chance to apply his tricks and counter them accordingly.
* Chips as a pastime: are only as players play the pastime friendly. These are the players who drink, talk a lot and know all the other by name. The Pastime Players are dominated by impermanence, because they know that one day all this ends and therefore they try to be there as long as possible. These people tend to be in a bet just to go along reluctantly, because they do not really want to go with. You want to just as long as you pass the time and have fun. These players are simply fascinated by the hole cards of players and will always wonder what someone has had if it was not shown (especially where they have not played in rounds). A pastime player appears everything sooner or later scientifically. These players are the ones that tournament for tournament use, but it seems as if they would never win one. If the tables are turned luck against them, then they tend to fade into the background. You will simply lay down a lot of leaves in a row without even thinking about it, if they have little chips. They will simply go with pre-flop with strong hands to risk as little as possible. The Pastime players are almost without exception the friendliest poker player.
All are led by desires
One should always remember that some players just are not as bright. Really. It is important to be aware of, because if you start to think that someone is very clever, so you can outsmart yourself. Just keep in mind what each player desires and why. Are the opponents in a bad mood? In a good mood? Are they financially in the end? Do they seem to be crazy? Observe first what is someone, but then look at why it is so. In poker it is about hidden motives. Analyze why someone is the way he is, but then do not listen to it. If you really want to know why the dragon flies, then you need to look at the wind.
* 1 “tight”: careful bankroll is used almost
* 2 “loose” risk taker, a relaxed approach to the bankroll
* 3 If you increase the target that other players go along with worse cards (as opposed to if you want that the others give up). Mostly this is used if you have cards that have their opponents over a slight advantage.