The Loose/ passive player is also known as a calling station and these are the players that never seem to fold. In heads up poker I see many players get frustrated playing against these guys and often end up getting abusive and tilting hard when their three street bluff gets looked up on the river by bottom pair/ no kicker. In short a lot of newer players just don’t know how to beat these players.
The small ball poker strategy works really well vs these guys as you’ll really want to control the pot until you hit a hand that you’re happy to value bet with. This is also applicable when you play on daftar situs judi slot online terpercaya.
These guys are easy to spot, when you limp the button and fire the min bet into the pot they’ll hardly ever fold. When you get to see a showdown, you’ll see that they called your stab at the pot with all sorts of hands and the very first adjustment you should make is to stop stabbing at pots with air. Your bluffs will be wasted and patience will be needed as you wait to hit a hand.
Thin value betting and large bets can and should be employed to crush these players. By thin value, we’re not talking about small bets but betting hands for three streets that you may not do against tighter opponents.
Top pair, is often good for three streets as these guys will call down with second pair and in a lot of cases, second pair good kicker is good the thin value as you’ll often get looked up by second pairs with worse kickers. As always board texture should be considered as these guys love draws.
These guys are passive though and as such you should beware of any raises. Whilst firing three streets with a good top pair will rake in the money, facing a check/ raise will often be a big hand so just feel confident all the time they’re calling but stop to re-evaluate in the face of aggression.
Finally don’t spew with your AK type hands when you miss. One of the biggest leaks that we see in players facing the loose/ passive opponent is over playing hands like AK, AQ, KQ etc when they miss. Often the Loose/ Passive will limp pre flop, we raise with our premium holding for value and the flop comes down say 4d,6d,8h and the guy with AK decides to fire a c-bet. Now against this player type, you’re often getting called and what is your plan for the hand on the turn if you miss? Spew more? Give up? Remember that we want to value bet these guys when we know we’re ahead so in spots like this, checking is fine given the player type.