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How long does it take to be a good LAG player?

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  • How long does it take to be a good LAG player?

    How long should a player practice playing LAG style of poker before they use it on a regular basis?





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    Last edited by royalraise85; Wed Sep 10, 2014, 02:14 PM.
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  • #2
    This is kind of a strange question, in my opinion. Good players don't aim to play a "style". They aim to take the most +EV decision on every hand they are dealt.
    If you really must use labels for playing styles, then - generally speaking - players go through 4 stages on the way to "crushing" the game.
    1. Loose passive. (fish)
    2. Tight passive. (nit)
    3. Tight aggressive. (TAG)
    4. Loose aggressive. (LAG)

    I've been playing semi-seriously (and winning) for 3 years and I'm still only occasionally adopting what most people would call a "LAG" style. In the micros especially, playing tight aggressive works well enough. I typically only use more aggressive plays when the situation calls for it, such as when I know a villain folds too often to tripe barrels or check-raises. In short, I don't practice a "LAG style" or use it on a regular basis. I just increase my betting/raising/bluffing frequencies when I think it is profitable to do so. Much of the time, a less aggressive style works just as well, and it also reduces variance!
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    • #3
      more than 6 months

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      • #4
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        • #5
          LAG Style

          I'm starting to incorporate these no limit hold'em moves into my poker repertoire more often:
          1)Cold Four-bet
          2)Three-bet (for value and as a bluff)
          3)Squeeze play
          4)Stop and Go play
          5)Triple Barrel Bluff
          6)Floating the Flop
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          • #6
            Originally posted by passter View Post
            I'm starting to incorporate these no limit hold'em moves into my poker repertoire more often:
            1)Cold Four-bet
            2)Three-bet (for value and as a bluff)
            3)Squeeze play
            4)Stop and Go play
            5)Triple Barrel Bluff
            6)Floating the Flop
            Humm ??????
            1 & 2 - do we have position
            3 - good, but out of position need table reads
            4 & 5 - lol, we look for bad plays without reads
            6 - do we have a price to call, it's all about position

            Then position and more position and reading bet sizes. What am I saying - I'm a nit.

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            • #7
              passter if you want play good LAG then you absolutely need to know your opponent s weaks.Don t start play LAG early in the session against unknown players.Try to start from playing 1 table only(not 4 simultaneously).And if you are novice , you absolutely need a HM \PT software with big range of different stats.
              remember this things:
              1 never call 3bet oop(only 4bet/fold) otherwise your opponents will exploit this your weak play
              2 don t call from BB often(resteal is better)because if you just call then opponent get a game with position and initiative in the same time and he will love it.And he will start to steal more often.If you start to resteal then he will be forced to reduce his stealrange against you(other good variant for you is more donkbets from you on flop and turn if you prefer to call stealraise preflop).
              3 correct frequency of bluffs / valuebets on every streets from you.(SPESSIALY on turn and river)
              4 NEVER EVER polarize your river betrange.
              5 practice and practice.

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