Author: Nick Laurrell
If you’ve ever looked into prevailing poker expertise, one word seems to pop up over and over again – aggression. From Doyle Brunson to Barry Greenstein, from Wild Bill Hickok to Stu Ungar, an aggressive poker player is a good poker player. The rationale behind this is easy enough to follow – if you are going to make money playing poker than you have to win without the best poker hand. The only way to do that is to push people off better hands with strategically aggressive bets.
Of course, there is a problem when you bet with the worst hand – you can get called by the best one. The following are a few bits of advice to help you become a more aggressive player without falling into the trap of recklessness.