|Written by Reggie Anderson|
|Monday, 14 March 2011 09:39|
Play now!Out on the street you don’t want to be a bully as that is not the right way to treat other people but at the poker table you want to be the bully. Your goal is to win money from your opponents and one way to do that is to bully them and intimidate them. If the players are good they won’t allow you to do it on a regular basis but you can still get away with it from time to time.
The Poker Bully
Whenever your opponents are constantly facing pressure and unsure of what you will do they are more likely to make mistakes. The bully style capitalizes and punishes opponents who make mistakes. The bully never lets up and relentlessly applies pressure. The bully is different from a maniac though because a maniac is simply stupid and reckless. The bully is calculating and smart.
If you want to play winning poker then you need to have the bully mentality of continual pressure. When you have your opponents playing a defensive style of poker you are well on your way to winning the battle. Defensive players don’t win in the long run playing poker. Aggressive and smart players win in poker and that is why poker is a great mind game.