A common proverb is that there are three kinds of people
- Those who watch things happen
- Those who make things happen
- Those who wonder what happened
Those who watch things happen are called passive players, those who make things happen we call aggressive, and those who wonder what happened, we call clueless. Most tables will have a selection of all three of these kinds of players.
Even within these groups, there are different kinds of players. This is particularly true among aggressive players. Aggression is a characteristic of a good poker player, but not all aggressive players are good players. Some of them play pretty badly, and some of them tend to play well under certain game conditions and don’t seem to be able to adjust when the conditions change.
This tip is reprinted from Gary Carson’s The Complete Book of Hold’em Poker, Kensington Press.