Two Plus Two Older Archives  

Go Back   Two Plus Two Older Archives > PL/NL Texas Hold'em > Medium-Stakes Pot-, No-Limit Hold'em

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-29-2005, 02:10 PM
Posts: n/a
Default Re: How to play like a SAG? (super-aggressive)

All the people talking about "reads" are right... I play a LAG/SAG (when im tilting SAG) game 6 max....

Seriously, you need to be able to play any 2 cards... Then once you are comfortable playing crap like 10-7 off (not comfortable at the table, but once you know which flops can and cannot work for you)... Start raising that crap... Dodge others raises just like you would normally... Try to get opponents sucked into your game and playing style, not theirs..

The goal of SAG play is to poke and poke and poke at your opponents and then BOOM!--> u get them to call your all in when you actually have a good hand

To do this, you really have to be an excellent bettor and board reader... The most important aspect is being and excellent "BOARD" reader thus allowing you to manipulate your opponents with certian "timely" bets...

You have to know just the right amount to bet AND the right time to bet it, to make your opponents fold...

This takes years of practice in my opinion...

By the way... SAG/LAGS really aren't opening with "ANY TWO"... we are opening with hands WE KNOW HOW TO PLAY PERFECTLY... That hand could be j2s or 96 off... either way, if you know how to play it, then it doesnt matter.. most people , just don't know how to play many hands...

Even if the flops miss us, we can manipulate you into thinking we are good ***GIVEN the right flop

"IT doesn't matter what 2 cards i have in my hand, if i know you don't have [censored]"
Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2005, 02:32 PM
cbloom cbloom is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 19
Default Re: How to play like a SAG? (super-aggressive)

Right, thanks rcs, that's what I'm talking about. I stepped down to $25 NL and tried it, and it worked surprisingly well, I thought the 25 guys would be too loose for it to work. It's true they didn't fold much, but they very quickly adjusted wrong to me and started pushing at me with all kinds of junk, and I was able to take whole stacks with one pair.

Of course I also got in a lot of spots where I felt lost, so a lot of practice is needed.
Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2005, 03:06 PM
OneCentRob OneCentRob is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: UK
Posts: 14
Default Re: How to play like a SAG? (super-aggressive)

I assume you've read Super System? I think you still need to be fairly selective with your preflop hands in order to make this work. The difficulty with SAG online is that at medium stakes you get a lot of weak players making bad calls, which is one reason why it's so easy to make money playing TAG, and a lot harder player SAG. The other problem with SAG or LAG online is that you need to concentrate a lot more in order to make it work, which reduces the number of tables you can play at a time. I would have thought 2 would be the max. Even if you are winning, your variance is going to go way up too, so you may need to double your bankroll.
Obvious point, but selecting table position is crucial. I like to sit on the left of SAG and will often move if I find one on my left.
Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2005, 03:25 PM
Gregg777 Gregg777 is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 11
Default Re: How to play like a SAG? (super-aggressive)

rcs how many tables do you play this way?

I agree with Rob, in the evening it is more profitable to multi table TAG, than to try and play SAG (except maybe against certain weak tight opponents). You simply get called down too much.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:18 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.