Poker Tips for Professional Players

Today we start a new series on my channel, called “Poker Strategy“, where we will treat the theoretical bases and much more of the poker. I do not start from super base poker rules because there are a lot videos on youtube on this topic, in the infobox you can find a link of a suggested video for these base rules (in Italian). Today we will treat the typologies of poker players that you can find at the poker table and more, we will go to see how to recognize these typologies of players during your sessions. In the next videos, we will analyze each typologies of poker player described in this video. The first poker player is the Maniac. He plays often more than 60% of hands in super aggressive way (more than 40% of PFR).

He is troublesome at the table for his iper-aggressivity because we do not know if he is bluffing or not. Another player is the calling station who loves to call every raise to see the flop. He plays more than 60% of hands but in passive way respect the maniac. Your son tells you, Santa Claus does not exists, what do you do?

I will let him see a Calling Station 😉 The loose passive player plays in passive way (<25%) as calling station but his call frequency is lower (25-45% of VPIP). The loose aggressive plays the same number of hands (25-45% of VPIP) but in aggressive way respect the loose passive (>25%). This kind of player is really common at the poker table. Now see the most solid players that you can meet during your sessions, the tight players.

These players play a very tight range of hands (<20%) and they can be classified in aggressive or passive in function of their raise frequency. You have to know when you meet this kind of players, their starting hands are often very good. How can I identify these categories of poker players? Annotate in a paper the calls and raises of each players, writing the total number of hands.

In order to have a general idea of the player, 20 hands should be enough. Obviously, more total hands mean more accurate analysis of the players. Use the note function of the poker room to annotate info about each player and his poker. I want to remind you this classification is purely qualitative You can use it, just to have a qualitative idea of the players. The good poker players are able to change their poker in function of their opponents, making hard to identify them in a single category. In the next videos, we will see how to play best poker against each poker players seen in this video.

Hope this video is useful during your poker sessions. If you liked this video, tell to me with a “like” or “comment”. By your Chem, It is all. See you in the next video, All-in to everybody.