In Holdem, playing according to your opponents is more important than just knowing how to play. It’s very crucial to identify the type of players and the type of players before you even start playing. Like the players, tables can be classified as a loose table or a tight table based on the type of players at the table.
It’s not necessary that you will find only one type of player at the table. There can be a mix of players at the table but if the majority of players are of loose play then you can call the table loose and if the number of players who play tight except for one or two then the table would be tight.
Playing at the loose table is the best as this gives you an opportunity to earn more profits than playing at the tight table. However you need to be flexible as a loose player can play tight if he starts reading your moves. It’s very challenging and exciting to play against these type of players and it can definitely be a great learning experience too.
The strategy of play at a loose table differs from that of playing in a tight table. You need to adjust your game according to the type of players at the table. This is why its important to know how to play against tight player, loose player and aggressive player and plan your strategy accordingly.
Few things to follow in a loose table are discussed below and if you do implement most of it in your game, you can soon expect to see the cash flowing your way.
Almost all the loose tables have the same characteristics the only difference that you might find maybe the playing style. Some of the the tables might have players who are loose and are passive and the others might be loose and aggressive.
The strategy can more or less be the same for tackling both the tables and the basic concepts of a loose player remains the same. It’s important to find out what kind of a table you are about to join and this is not a very difficult process.
Let’s see what exactly a loose table means. The term ‘loose’ refers to players who play multiple hands before the flop. The number of hands played before the flop will tell you how loose the player is. If there are many loose players at the table then most of the pots are played multi way. You can find this in the initial stages. This is where you need to identify the loose passive and loose aggressive players.
If the number of loose passive players are dominant at the table then the table is loose passive and if it’s aggressive then the table is loose aggressive. In a loose passive table you will find many players calling with a wide range of hands even before the flop. This leads to creation of many small pots rather than a big one.