Videos and podcasts are undoubtedly solid ways to educate yourself about poker, but some of the best learning you'll pick up is through good old fashioned poker books. Here's my essential list of books you need to read if you want to play your best.
LAGs are in my opinion the most difficult opponents to play against. Many people think they are LAGs, but the fact is, they're just mad, aggressive jackasses. Learn how to play against one of these players.
When the phrase "bleeding chips" was invented, I'm pretty sure this was the player type the creator had in mind: loose passives. While they may not have the best strategy, they can still win out due to pure, dumb luck. Learn how to get the upper hand.
This is the most common type of strong player type you'll play against: TAGs. Combining tight pre-flop play with a solid understanding of post-flop play, you can hold your ground - and even gain some - when playing against this formidable opponent.
You'll encounter your fair share of weak-tights, or 'Mice’, at the tables. Generally speaking, Mice aren't the worst players out there, but they're far from perfect. Learn how to solidify your defenses against these pesky opponents.
By far the most math-based type of player you'll find at the tables, these super tight opponents - also called NITS - are the tightest of the tight poker player profiles. Learn how to play against these wily and outright obsessive opponents.
I get a lot a questions about blockers and how to use them. Blockers - or blocker cards - are an intermediate poker concept and can seem a little mysterious. Rest assured, they're not. In this article, I'm going to teach how to leverage them to your advantage.