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    How much do you need to see from a player to make a final verdict on what kind of player they are and how you should play against them ?

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    Another "it depends" question. To get a read on someone you must see them in a variety of situations. . Someone who is active you will get a read on sooner than on a tight player. Someone who consistently plays the same is easier to read than one with a variety of tools. The looser, less skilled players require a fraction of the hands that a tight skilled player does.

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    • #3
      for me the answer is between 1 hand and 1000 hands.

      I have seen a player raise from early position, bet the flop turn and stack off on the river with K5 offsuit, having made a pair of kings on the flop.

      This player is labeled by me as Loose Aggressive although i have to say I don't expect to come across them for long as I guess they will blow their bankroll soon.

      I prefer to have over 50 hands before i make a tentative label something I will review and ajust as I come across them again and again.

      When I have over 1000 hands on a player I am fair happier that I can reliably label them.

      Grade b
      I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught. ~Winston Churchill

      13 Time Bracelet Winner


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      • #4
        for a preflop tendency 100 hands. for a postflop tendency 500 hands and for tendencies about 3betting at least 1.5k hands. that´s also the volume after which i make a review of the player when making my session reviews. with more than 5k hands of a villain i start to dig really deep. below that limits i stick to notes and experience for the final decision.

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