You know your head isn’t in the game, when you think of reasons to abandon the table when you keep losing to marginal hands. The hands are not coming your way and you can’t justify playing the marginal hands most loose, as well as loose aggressive, players play just to get lucky on the flop. It’s probably best to get up and walk around for a couple of orbits to clear the fog in your brain, or just leave.
Loose tables with loose aggressive players are very profitable, if you keep your head in the game. The low level games are usually loose and often loose aggressive. Loose aggressive tables are where you want to play.
It’s easy to lose focus when you aren’t playing well or the hands aren’t coming your way. I see a lot of players that change seats or even tables when the cards turn cold. I don’t subscribe to the notion that if I change my seat, it will change my luck. You make your own luck, which is what those loose aggressive players are trying to do anyway by playing 80% of the hands and raising 50% or more with them, regardless of position. Some of them often use the straddle to build the pot. It’s an action players move. I love those players, when my head is in the game.
Keep your head in the game and raise the action players with your favorable position and range of hands and you have to know their range of hands.
What do Action Players play?
Loose Aggressive Tables average 4+ players willing to see the flop if the bets are less than 3x BB
LA players tend to bet 2x/3x BB w/Ax, Kx, Broadway connectors, IN or OUT of position.
They are not that concerned about the pot size, as most will raise to build the pot and eliminate tight players. These action players are looking to get lucky and the only way to minimize their prospecting for luck is to attack them, especially those straddle players.
What do Tight Players play?
TA players will raise more often than Tight Passive players. Both have a similar range of hands, but neither one is an action player. The tight player is more likely to fold when the LA players raise the bet above their threshold of betting less than premium hands.
IN position the TA players tend to call their bottom range and raise with their top range of hands.
OUT of position the TA players tend to call or raise with their top range of hands and are more dangerous than the action players which will release their hand after the flop, if they haven’t hit something and/or don’t have a good drawing possibility. Tight Passive and Tight Aggressive players are more likely to hold on when they hit the flop and Tight Aggressive players are more likely to raise when they hit top pair or make a set or better.
KEEP YOUR HEAD IN THE GAME.