Changing Your Play in Limit Texas Holdem: Part 2 – The Aggressive Maniac

Aaron Clark
Aces

RELATED ARTICLES

The aggressive maniac can change the table in a few different ways. Some players like to follow the aggressor up with a re-raise for any hand they are comfortable playing against a raise where they don’t respect the raiser. These raises are predictable and easy enough to interpret. A player with a mediocre hand like 99, TT, JJ, AJ or AQ will raise when they think they can isolate the idiot. If you aren’t on the button or cut off be careful – don’t make the same mistake. With JJ a raise may be correct, but with the other hands you are too likely to get into marginal situations and lose more bets than you win in the long run (especially if he can let go of a missed hand). Worse yet if someone calls behind you a hand like 99 isn’t likely to win at all, and if they raise you’re in a very awkward position for the rest of the hand.

Remember that all you have here is less information, lower drawing odds, and a player that will make you pay to complete a hand. A raise is a raise if you’re holding a marginal hand (middle pairs, suited connectors, or weak top 40 high cards). Now remember if you’re on the cut off or the button and can play significantly better than your opponent and you can get a lot of information off raising the initial bettor then you may be better suited to play these situations. On an opponent specific standard I play marginal hands against a raise on the cutoff or button, but it’s because my opponents are willing to let me off cheap either by folding to aggressive betting on the flop or they are weak later in the hand.

Get your daily dose of poker news with the PTP Hit and Run.

Great Promotions and VIP program at Carbon Poker >>>
comments powered by Disqus
 
 
 
 

FREE POKER BANKROLLS

Don't want to deposit? Try free bankrolls.
Room Bankroll
Sign up at Titan Poker Titan Poker
Major room, easy qualify
$150  
Sign up at Sky Poker Sky Poker
Good for MTT / SNGs Only
£10  

FOLLOW Parttimepoker

Twitter
Facebook
RSS Feed

tools for poker players

PTP Poker Forums

Poker Props

Get paid to play poker - up to 102% rakeback or more. Learn more and apply today.

Read the PTP Hit and Run

the ptp hit and run

read the net's most popular summary of all the day's breaking poker news.

PTP Poker Forums

Join our POKER forums

Join 40,000+ members - talk strategy, meet other players and get staked.

Free Poker training

FREE STRATEGY VIDEOS

access dozens of free strategy videos from top pros

Join the net's top staking site

online poker staking

over $15,000,000 staked so far. sign up today and get in on the action; membership is free.

 
 
 
 

About PartTimePoker

Online since 2004, PartTimePoker brings together a unique combination of the largest staking community online, top-paying poker rakeback and prop offers and a variety of poker-related content including poker news, strategy articles and free poker training videos. PartTimePoker.com - your best source for online poker.

Some examples of the more popular content on our site include our PTP Daily Hit N Run, our weekly High Stakes Poker Report, our comprehensive list of poker training site reviews and our CardRunners review.

PartTimePoker is also well-known for our large poker forums, where over 30,000 members discuss staking, strategy, poker news, culture, and just about everything else you can imagine. Registering for our forums is free.

Inside PTP

Rakeback and Free Bankrolls

PTP offers several rakeback and free bankroll offers for our viewers. If you're not familiar with rakeback, read our guide to online poker rakeback. To learn how much you could be earning with rakeback, check out our rakeback calculator. If you're ready to get started, our most popular rakeback offers are True Poker Rakeback and Carbon Poker.

Free and no deposit bankrolls (also called free poker money) are essentially promotional deals we've arranged with rooms where they give you a small amount of money (usually $10-$150) to try out their room. These offers are a great way to get your feet wet at a room without going through the hassle of depositing, and provide players nervous about depositing at an online gambling site with a risk-free way to play poker, bingo, and other games online. View our current free poker bankroll no deposit offers.