If you have ever thought about your game, then this article will help you figure it out in more detail.
Every poker player should strive to develop the ability to “read” or predict the cards of his opponents. The more you can say about your opponent’s cards, the more successful your actions will be and the higher the chances of winning.
Of course, there are no scientific theorems about predicting cards based on your opponent’s behaviour, but simple observation and common sense can help you a lot.
First, you need to define your opponent’s style of play. Is he playing tight or cheeky? Passive or aggressive? Is he/she good at camouflaging his/her intentions or is it easy to predict the meaning of his/her actions?
At the poker table, you should have plenty of time to analyze your playstyle as you will most likely fold most of your cards right away (especially if you are playing tight-aggressive). So instead of just sitting and bored waiting for good cards, watch the players at your table closely, take notes and follow the game.
Perhaps you are very lazy, and therefore you have absolutely no desire to study your opponents (anything can happen – we also suffer from this defect). If so, then you should understand that some of your opponents are actually watching other players, and therefore, they are likely to earn much more and faster than you!
It’s not very pleasant to think about it, but this fact may not be enough to motivate you to do “such a boring thing – observing opponents”.
You may be reassured by the thought that sooner or later you will get rich anyway, and if this happens a little later due to a little laziness – so what! We do not mind – this is everyone’s personal choice!
But in this case, at least try to determine who your opponents will have to deal with. In other words: you must understand which species you belong to yourself! If you take an objective look at your game, you will be able to determine your appearance, and therefore your weak points.
This way you can prevent some errors. We repeat once again – be objective and honestly analyze your game!
Below is a summary of the most common types of poker players and their particular qualities:
If you can’t figure out what your style of play is, remembering what mistakes you make more often will help you figure out which type you belong to.