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Loose

Alternate Term: Loosely


Loose
  1. Adjective

    Frequently maintaining a stake in the pot when it may be advisable to fold; tending to play many hands and continue playing them until the showdown or near the showdown; as opposed to tight.

    EXAMPLE: "I used to be a very loose player, but now I try to be more careful about what hands I will play."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    USAGE: Describes a player.

  2. Adjective

    In which there are many players who tend to play many hands and continue playing them until the showdown or near the showdown; as opposed to tight.

    EXAMPLE: "I want to get rich. Are there any loose tables here?"

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    USAGE: Describes a game or a table.


Loosely
  1. Adverb

    Conducted with a tendency to play many hands, including weak hands.

    EXAMPLE: "After I lose a big pot, I tend to play a little more loosely and more aggressively to try and win it back."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    USAGE: Describes game play.




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