Four Ways to Turn Up the Aggression in Poker


Adding some well-timed aggression to your poker game can help you maximize your win-rate against high level players. In this article, we break down four common situations where it’s time to turn up the heat.

Poker is a card game for two or more people played with chips that represent money (the game is almost always played with the minimum ante of one or more chips). Regardless of the specific variant, a betting interval takes place before the cards are dealt. The first player to act, designated by the rules of the particular game, must put a number of chips into the pot equal to or greater than the minimum ante. He or she may also raise his bet.

After the initial antes have been placed, 2 cards are dealt to each player face down. A round of betting then takes place, based on the assumption that each player has a good hand or not. The player can call or raise bets & drop out of the hand if he or she feels that theirs is not the best.

Once the bets have been placed, the flop is revealed & another round of betting takes place. If there is no winning hand, the remaining players will reveal their cards & the winner collects the pot. A full house contains 3 matching cards of the same rank, a straight contains 5 consecutive cards that skip around in rank but are from the same suit & 2 pair is made up of two cards of the same rank plus 3 other unmatched cards.