Frequently folding when it may be advisable to maintain a stake in the pot; tending to play few hands and often folding before the showdown; as opposed to loose.
EXAMPLE: "I used to be a very tight player, but I barely won enough to pay for the antes and blinds. I am trying to play more loosely now."
APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues
USAGE: Describes a player.
In which there are many players who tend to play only a few hands and who often fold before the showdown; as opposed to loose.
EXAMPLE: "I play my best during heads-up play or with only a few people in the hand, so I am looking for a tight table."
USAGE: Describes a game or a table.
Conducted with a tendency to play few hands.
EXAMPLE: "I try to play more tightly when I'm upset because I don't want the risk of a bad hand when I'm not focused. I've made too many bad calls and learned my lesson."
USAGE: Describes game play.