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Reading Your Opponents at the Poker Table

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One of the first things that any successful poker player learns is how to obtain information about his opponents. The main questions you must get a fast answer when playing poker are:

1.Who plays well?

2.Who plays tight and who plays a passive game?

3.Who plays selectively and who is aggressive?

4.Who is very aggressive?

5.Which players pay frequently when having weak hands and will pay you when you bet for value?

6.Which players give up their hands when they encounter high aggressiveness and let you win the pots by bluffing?

While many think that reading the opponents at the beginning of the game is enough, the truth is that you can only successfully play by understanding your adversaries if you watch them constantly during the poker game. Also, it will require many different sessions of game to understand particular players as they change their strategy depending on each game. However, you need to be able to “steal” some basic information from your opponents during the first 15 minutes of play.
Try to examine the qualities and the abilities of each player to know what to defend against and try different strategies depending on each of them.

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