The concept of context in poker, which occupies the minds of our communicators and politicians, is equally important in this game. We do not act and react in the same way depending on the context that surrounds us. We do not talk to his boss in the same way during the day in the office as a friend at night in a bar. In poker, it’s the same. You have to adapt your attitude according to the context.
Poker background and attitude during a game
To begin, a poker player joining a table must ask 2 essential questions before starting his game:
- Who are the players at my table?
- How many cards remain before the last betting round?
Indeed, depending on the type of player in front of you, you will not adopt the same attitude. Briefly, if a player is “scared”, then you will usually be aggressive towards him. On the other hand, if a player is aggressive, you will be more careful and limit your bluffs.
More amusingly, there is this famous question that players ask themselves when they arrive at a game: “What is the pigeon at this table? “. If you do not find the answer in the first half hour … then it’s you!
When it comes to the number of cards before slaughter, the strategic dimension is that before the flop you can expect a hit. But, at the river, your chances are close to zero. Do not try the devil until the last minute, you will lose feathers and a few cents.
Context in poker: the place of the game
Do not forget other context-related notions, such as where your game is held. At the casino players are rarely beginners and they usually have a good knowledge of the techniques.
However, during a party with friends, the atmosphere is more relaxed and some at the table have little experience.
Beware of these, they are able to pay strong raises with weak cards. After all, they are there to have fun. On the Internet, there will also be different types of players depending on the tables where we play.
Finally, consider taking into account the concept of poker position strategy that we developed in an article. This will allow you to know how to adjust your bets as well as your bluffing.