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1

What are the three different playing styles?

Conservative.

Aggressive.

Super Aggressive.

2

What is the importance of playing styles and should you stick to one?

Playing styles are important to know because they will help you identify the players you are playing against.

You should adopt a playing style that suits you, but you should be able to change direction on any given hand. You will find that you will make your easiest money and have your biggest hands when you play the opposite of your normal style.

3

What is the emphasis with a conservative style approach?

The emphasis is on preserving your stack by using set of defensive strategies.

4

What are the defensive strategies in a conservative style approach?

Playing fewer, but higher quality hands than the average player.

Playing the hands in a way that makes your future decisions easier and clearer.

Avoiding all in moves unless your hand is highly likely to win in a showdown.

5

When considering the starting hand requirements, what is the base guideline in which we assess?

That we are the first to act at a full table (9-10 players).

6

What are the positions at a table?

Early (1-2).

Middle (3-6).

Late (7-8).

7

What is the difference between opening a pot and entering a pot that has already been opened?

If entering a pot that has already been opened, our hand must be better than the position requirement in which we are in.

8

What are the early requirements in conservative play?

High Pairs (Aces, Kings, Queens).
-Raise.

Middle Pairs (Jacks and 10s)
-Raise to reduce field.

AK suited or unsuited.
-Raise.

AQ suited.
-Raise.

9

What happens when someone adopts the conservative approach?

They will play fewer pots.

They will usually be a favorite when you do enter a pot.

They will have relatively easy decisions after the flop.

They will win a lot of small pots but not many big ones. (Unless people are not paying attention or you have misdirected them well).

10

What is the emphasis with an aggressive style approach?

To be able to enter more pots with lesser starting requirements and be harder to read.

11

What are the early requirements in aggressive play?

Aggressive play doesn't focus on position and will play these hands in all spots when opening.

All pairs.

Any two face cards.

Ace-anything.

All suited connectors.

12

What happens when someone adopts the aggressive approach?

They play more pots.

They steal more pots.

They are much harder to read.

It's harder to tell if a flop helped or hurt an aggressive player.

An aggressive player is more likely to win big on their monster hands.

They will face tougher decisions after the flop.

They will more often run into well concealed monster hands than the average player.

They will face much bigger swings in stack size.

13

What must you have when adopting the aggressive style approach?

A good read on your opponents in order to stay out of trouble.

14

What is the emphasis with a super aggressive style approach?

The idea is to see a lot of pots and see a lot of flops, period.

15

What are the early requirements in super aggressive play?

Starting requirements? We don't need no stinkin starting requirements.

16

How will super aggressive players decide on entering a pot?

They will of course enter with a solid hand, but they will also enter a pot if the other elements of their position are favorable.

Have a lot of players already folded?
Will they have position after the flop?
Are the players behind them weak or intimidated?
Do the players behind them have smallish stacks?
Are the players behind them playing conservatively?

If the answers to these questions are mostly yes, a super aggressive player might take any two cards and make a move.

17

How is a super aggressive player figuring his approach will win?

No one calls and he wins the pot immediately.

Someone calls, but he hits the flop and wins with the better hand.

Someone calls, and he misses the flop, but bluffs his opponent out anyways.

18

What must you have to succeed with a super aggressive style approach?

You must be observant and imaginative.

19

How many playing styles are there?

Three.