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Aggressive

Alternate Term: Aggressively


Aggressive
  1. Adjective

    Frequently betting, raising, or reraising; tending to increase the amount of money wagered at every opportunity to do so.

    EXAMPLE: "The player three seats to my left is very aggressive."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    USAGE: Describes a player.

    ANTONYMS: Passive, Weak

    RELATED TERMS: Loose, Maniac, Tight

  2. Adjective

    In which there are many players who tend to increase the amount of money wagered at every opportunity to do so.

    EXAMPLE: "I usually don't bet that much but I was at a really aggressive table and got a bit caught up in the excitement."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    USAGE: Describes a game or a table.

    ANTONYMS: Weak

    RELATED TERMS: Loose, Tight

  3. Adjective

    Large and involving significant risk.

    EXAMPLE: "I made an aggressive raise in an attempt to steal the pot."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    USAGE: Describes a specific bet, raise, or reraise.

    ANTONYMS: Passive, Weak

    RELATED TERMS: Loose, Seat Shot, Steal, Tight


Aggressively
  1. Adverb

    Involving large or frequent increases in the amount of money wagered.

    EXAMPLE: "Many people play more aggressively when they are on tilt."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    USAGE: Describes game play.

    RELATED TERMS: Loose, Maniac, On Tilt, Tight




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