Playing Mistakes in Aggressive Games

Poker is always a challenging game. Among the many things that a player must do includes knowing what to do with his cards, studying his opponents and predicting their actions, and dealing with one's own emotional reactions during a game. If the poker player does not have the mental discipline to do all these, then he is prone to make mistakes.

Making mistakes can be quiet frustrating in low-limits games. But in the case of loose-aggressive games, making mistakes can be disastrously expensive. To avoid such mistakes, one must be first aware of these mistakes. Here are some of the playing mistakes that a poker player must avoid in loose-aggressive games.

- Trying to figure out what the opponents are thinking - While it is necessary to study one's opponents and predict what they will do, in loose-aggressive games, this aspect of playing poker takes a back seat. There is one sweeping motivation in loose-aggressive games, and this is called competition. Thus, the poker player should not waste time trying to guess and second guess what his opponents are thinking.

- Being on a tilt - A poker player, in aggressive games may find himself to be on a tilt. Being on a tilt is making decisions based on emotions. And such often happens because in a loose-aggressive game, the player will experience extreme swings in his bankroll. That is, if the player loses, he loses big. And if he wins, he also wins big. When a player is losing, he will not want to leave because he wanted to recover the money that he lost. But when the player is winning, he will also want to stay because he wants to win more.

- Not considering the size of the pot - When the poker player just calls, bets, or raises, without considering whether the pot is large or small, then this player is simply wasting money. When the pot is small, it may not be a good idea to stay in the game. Staying will be costly. But when the pot is large, it betting will be a good idea, especially when a lot of players have remained in the game.

- Hoping for the improbable - In Texas Hold'em, the player who has folded will still see the last community card or the river card. And sometimes, when the last card is revealed, the player who folded could have formed a winning hand, if only he has not folded. If the poker player has experienced this many times, he may forget about playing good strategy and will play even the flimsy hands, hoping that the cards will be improved when the river card is opened. But such is a mistake. Because, as time moves on, the good strategy will bring in the profits.

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