Hey guys basically as the title says. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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August 20th, 2012 #1
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What is meant by playing "tight" or "loose?
August 20th, 2012 #2
A loose player is someone who often bet's big, sometimes betting big early on with nothing in their hand in hopes that something may hit on the 4th or 5th card. Usually loose players call and raise quite often as both a way to build a pot while having a hand they like, or as a scare tactic to try and steal a pot early to build their stack.
A tight player is a player that may fold quite often and bet small. Some people will fold weak King's or Queen's before the flop, meaning a King or Queen with a low kicker like a 3 or 4, I've seen this in casino's quite a bit as well as on television and it's common among those looking to play serious as opposed to enjoying time with friends. Tight players also tend to bet small or limp into pots alot.
August 20th, 2012 #3
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I think that's mostly right but for me it comes down to starting hand requirements. A tight player will often play only a small percentage of premium hands. Tight players do tend not to favour weak speculative draws etc. Loose players will get into hands with a larger range of starting hands.
Whether the players bet big or strongly comes down to whether they are aggressive or passive.
A tight passive player will limp in and play for small pots
August 20th, 2012 #4
A oose player plays a lot of hands voluntarily; a tight player only plays good hands. Obviously this is a sliding scale and what you consider loose may be tight to someone else
August 20th, 2012 #5
Loose players are loose with their chips, tight players are tight with their chips
August 20th, 2012 #6
odd that we all seem to defined it differently, no wonder this guy is asking
August 20th, 2012 #7
Loose players are the girls you want to meet after midnight. Tight players are the girls you end up marrying.
August 21st, 2012 #8
I just use loose/tight to describe how wide a range of cards someone is acting with. Usually this is just for preflop, like steve said, but I'll say someone is check raising really loose as well or playing the turn really tight to cbets.
Meh, use whatever. Just don't refer to girls as either to their face, unless in certain bars/nightclubs.Fish on a heater
August 21st, 2012 #9
Classically speaking WeakTight is dead on, it refers to pre-flop hand selection. If somebody is loose with their calls they are a calling station or what I call "sticky"; if they are loose with their chips they are spewy
August 25th, 2012 #10
I prefer playing loose poker, but it doesn't always happen that way because I feel more relaxed when I play lose. If you play tight it's harder to stay patient, and wait for hands because a lot of the times you won't hit on the flop even with a strong preflop hand.
Loose players aren't afraid to put their money in with nothing, tight players are more cautious and wait patiently for strong hands.
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