Common Poker Mistakes To Make When Playing Loose Aggressive

Are you worried that the reason you can’t get a loose aggressive style to work is because you are doing something inherently wrong? Review these common poker mistakes now to find out.

If you can see yourself playing a great game of poker, always making the correct moves and taking the pot repeatedly over and over, the only strategy that will ever make this a reality is a loose aggressive strategy. That’s because it’s the only way to be able to be in a large amount of pots.

The problem is, the combination of betting a lot of money whilst holding cards that aren’t very strong is kind of like tightrope walking without a safety net – absolutely great if everything goes fine, but it’s all over if something goes wrong.

The good news is I’m about to outline the 3 biggest mistakes players make when utilising this strategy. And I’d argue these three count for most failures in this this area:

Common Poker Mistakes 1 – Getting Too Loose (And Too Fast)

Playing absolutely shocking cards far to often is a tell-tale sign this loose aggressive player is going down the drain soon. Playing like this might work for a while but it’s just not sustainable.

Likewise, getting way too loose way to fast will cause a similar problem. When you sit down at a table and play too loose straight away you get an image of a loose cannon and no player will ever respect your bets from then on – in other words, you’ll lose practically all your pull at the table.

Common Poker Mistakes 2 – Playing With Nothing

A lot of players will take loose as a free-for-all ticket to play whatever they want, or continue to play when they have nothing post-flop. Sorry to crash the party guys, but this is a bluff, not playing loose.

Loose is playing less than optimal hole cards (from a probabilty point of view). E.g 5-6 or a pair of 3’s. But the aim is to actually pick up a nice hand, such as a straight or a set. Sure it doesn’t happen all the time but there is an underlying plan there.

Common Poker Mistakes 3 – Forgetting Your Brain Or Wallet

This is an interesting one (well two) that gets a lot of players. The fact is, playing loose aggressive requires a strong mind and a strong bankroll. If you don’t enter with the correct mindset and maintain that mindset you will soon end up losing by making a mistake, changing your strategy mid-game and just all over not being consistent.

Likewise, if you don’t have the bankroll or stacksize to support you over the bumpy pot-holes that can occur on the road to success playing loose you might not ever recover from a nasty loss and that will be the end of that.

No that you know the 3 most common poker mistakes that get loose aggressive players and you are surely aware that you are now better than 90% of the players out there who didn’t know this, which is great. And you are probably realizing that the whole reason you are better than any player at all is because of what you know – what you have learnt.

Learning and finding out new and useful information on how to play poker better is critical to success. As you are reading this I am sure you are experiencing a keen sense of curiosity and desire to learn or why else would you have come to this article. So please, harness this feeling of curiosity and continue to get your hands on any new information you can. Because every time you find some new information and learn it you will become a better poker player.

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