How to play as a LAG in Texas Hold’em

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Posted on: July 17, 2020 5:43 pm EDT

If you are not familiar with this term, LAG stands for “loose-aggressive” player and it is important to learn to recognize this particular playstyle to known how to adapt and make the most out of it. A LAG player and a tight-aggressive (TAG) player differ from the numbers of hands they play and the overall aggressiveness. The word “loose” in poker, does not always mean something bad despite the general belief. Aa good LAG is that player who is focused on finding spots to add more range to his game by each of those extra hands he engages in, which can bring many profits.

This is perhaps the most aggressive kind of player and also the one who plays the most hands among all the rest. That’s why your game needs to be solid across most levels, and it is important to mention that this is not a style that suits everyone. If you want to learn more about how to play this style the most important thing is to have your fundamentals down, such as being able to deduce a +EV line or calculating the value of a hand. If you don’t have these concepts 100% clear, at present, it might not be the best path to follow.

Before even thinking about trying to learn how to play as a LAG, you need to be a winning poker player while playing a basic game. Moreover, you need to be a profitable TAG player; otherwise, you won’t have much success playing as a LAG. A LAG player has a solid game, understand situations and circumstances, he or she can adjust fast and are trained to apply the correct amount of pressure at the best possible time.