Weak Loose Tables

The best sort of poker table you can find in the wild is a weak loose table – one of those tables where everyone is always in, and no one ever raises. Everyone is there in search of big pots, and any two will do.

In these situations, as Sklanksy points out in his seminal work Hold’Em for Advanced Players, your most profitable way to play is not the optimal game theoretic approach against a rational set of opponents. You both change how many hands you play, and how you play them. Such was the table last night playing $6/12 at the Oaks. There I sat, with my friend on my left playing a bit more aggressively than me, and 5-8 people in every hand. It was good times.

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