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CPPT Venetian DeepStack Showdown Main Event Starts Friday at Noon

The Card Player Poker Tour has teamed up with The Venetian in Las Vegas for the second year of the DeepStack Showdown poker tournament series. The 30-event festival runs from Wednesday, Dec. 5 through Sunday, ...


Reading And Exploiting Your Opponents’ Emotions: Very Loose-Aggressive Players

by Alan Schoonmaker |  Published: Oct 10, 2018

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The first column of this series said there are two types of emotions: • Long-term ones such as love of action and fear of losing • Short-term ones such as anger It’s easier and more important to read long-term emotions. You can see how people generally play which helps you to predict how they will usually play in the future. It’s harder to read short-term emotions because you have much less information, and you usually can’t tell whether a few plays are caused by emotions or other factors. They may not make those plays again. We’ll analyze the most important long-term emotions, and the most obviously emotional players: the very loose-aggressive action-lovers. They’re often called, “Maniacs,” a very apt nickname. They are – by a huge margin – the most recognizable and important emotional opponents. They play far more hands than most people, and they play them much more aggressively. ...


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