aggression

    • NRGBlaze
      NRGBlaze
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      Joined: 08.06.2008 Posts: 604
      How do you solve the aggression problem in your game. I can say that maybe about a month ago i was extremely aggressive player and it worked for me. I won couple of tournaments even (its a big deal for me - I'm still a beginner). So now I feel that every new thing that I learn turns me into a passive player and I'm losing many hands that I would have won before. So I'm extremely confused and I think I need some advice
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    • PocketAcesJohn
      PocketAcesJohn
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      Joined: 19.06.2008 Posts: 1,116
      il second that!

      although i have got more aggressive recently and its working (for now)
      its been know to end up tilting me up, with me been aggresive with hands i shouldnt.

      i go from: tight aggresive to losse aggrestive to tight passive

      and its just one big circle

      i odn want people playing back at me! so learning and fully imbracing the "ART" of aggresiveness would be great.

      anyone willing to give a leasson on the matter???
    • srohack
      srohack
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      Joined: 02.12.2006 Posts: 1,908
      you will never see a high wining poker player playing a passive style and wining lots of cash. poker its about hand ranges , folding equity and SELECTIVE agression . Without being agressive you cant have fold equity ( cuz people dont fold if you dont bet) . But the problem is you dont have to be over agressive ... like beting every flop or everytime your opponent checks to you . you have to select well the spots where is good to barrel 2nd barrel or third barrel and you have to know why you are doing this . you need to have a real reason not something like " i am beting because maybe he will fold" . you have narow his range on every street , think about the cards that come , think about the type of opponent you are facing and what is he thinking about you and then decide if will be a +ev situation to bet in a certain spot or not .
      IMO
    • NRGBlaze
      NRGBlaze
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      thanks srohack!
      I have nearly forgotten about that question already. I posted about two months ago and right now as I read it I can see the progress that i made so far. I feel much more confident in my play and do not need to ask that question.
      PocketAcesJohn I think that you will see the answer too. There isn't an exact rule when you should be aggressive - just stick to the strategy and leave the emotions behind.
      see you at the tables
      :spade: :heart: :diamond: :club:
    • PocketAcesJohn
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      i do see alot of progress...

      looking back on this im thinking "wtf"

      my results have been really good of late (not shown in my bronze rank
      due to me playing on sites not registered with PS.

      when was this thread made?
    • RockEye
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      Joined: 12.08.2008 Posts: 416
      My aggression swings too. Generally it's 50-50%. I mean sometimes it's profitable, sometimes not if i am aggressive. Some games require more aggression some less.
      The magic of it is, if you can switch it on and off at the right moments.
    • NRGBlaze
      NRGBlaze
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      Originally posted by PocketAcesJohn
      i do see alot of progress...

      looking back on this im thinking "wtf"

      my results have been really good of late (not shown in my bronze rank
      due to me playing on sites not registered with PS.

      when was this thread made?
      well two days after I registered :D
      so its like... 4 months ago
    • Solomaextra
      Solomaextra
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      Joined: 17.07.2008 Posts: 7,401
      Mine AF is 1,9 in NL SH mainly 3-6 players at the table, is it enough?
    • Faye6891
      Faye6891
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      Originally posted by Solomaextra
      Mine AF is 1,9 in NL SH mainly 3-6 players at the table, is it enough?
      Well, I think it's little bit low... although I don't play SH... mine is 4.4 in FR, some people will say it's too high though, but well... it's been working for me. :D
    • davidangel
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      Joined: 03.09.2008 Posts: 456
      I play SSS FR
      My AF is 6.0 <--- this was only a leak when I was c-betting into 3-way pots without a made hand.
      VPIP 9 RP 8 <--- here is a leak, I limp small pockets from anywhere, I just can't help myself :D
    • Solomaextra
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      Originally posted by Faye6891
      Originally posted by Solomaextra
      Mine AF is 1,9 in NL SH mainly 3-6 players at the table, is it enough?
      Well, I think it's little bit low... although I don't play SH... mine is 4.4 in FR, some people will say it's too high though, but well... it's been working for me. :D
      The higher the vpip, the lower is AF, my VPIP is 24%.
    • Faye6891
      Faye6891
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      Originally posted by Solomaextra
      Originally posted by Faye6891
      Originally posted by Solomaextra
      Mine AF is 1,9 in NL SH mainly 3-6 players at the table, is it enough?
      Well, I think it's little bit low... although I don't play SH... mine is 4.4 in FR, some people will say it's too high though, but well... it's been working for me. :D
      The higher the vpip, the lower is AF, my VPIP is 24%.
      Oh, mine is 13%
    • Kruppe
      Kruppe
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      Joined: 20.02.2008 Posts: 2,144
      my AF seems to be way higher in FR than in SH.

      in FR it seems to be just under 5, and in SH about 3.