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Tight

Alternate Term: Tightly


Tight
  1. Adjective

    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.

  2. Adjective

    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."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    USAGE: Describes a game or a table.


Tightly
  1. Adverb

    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."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    USAGE: Describes game play.




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