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Advanced Poker Strategy - Playing Tight Players

Isaac Haxton


  • Isaac Haxton of Team PokerStars Pro Online discusses how best to approach tight players before and after the flop.

  • In a short video, Isaac Haxton shares a few quick tips for exploiting tight players in cash games and tournaments.

Advanced Poker Strategy with Isaac Haxton - Playing Tight Players

With nearly $9.6 million in career live tournament earnings and considerable cash game success — including at the highest stakes online — Team PokerStars Online Pro Isaac Haxton is a ready source of information for no-limit hold’em advanced poker strategy.

Haxton is also adept at communicating ideas about how to play the game clearly and succinctly, as he’s shown when providing guest commentary on live streams such as EPTLive — which gets going again, by the way, this Wednesday, August 26, picking up with coverage of the European Poker Tour Barcelona Main Event.

It was at the last EPT stop Haxton offered some insight about how to play against tight players or those playing relatively few hands — i.e., those who tend to confine themselves to a narrow range including only the strongest starting hands. In this short video, Haxton shares a few different tips about preflop and postflop approaches to tight opponents as well as differences between cash games and tournaments. Take a look:

Haxton was part of the record field turning out for Day 1 of yesterday’s €50,000 Super High Roller in Barcelona, surviving into today’s second day of play. PokerNews’ live reporting of that event continues today at 12:30 p.m. CET, with coverage here continuing with the Main Event and other high rollers this week.

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