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Loose (alt)

Playing loose has two meanings in poker. The first is when a player is simply playing more hands than normal. For instance, if a player would normally play 10 hands in an hour and he suddenly begins playing 15 an hour, that would be considered loose.

The second definition for loose in poker is used more often than the first. It refers to a player making aggressive moves, especially in betting, that is above what he would usually do. The opposite of a loose player (an aggressive player) is a tight player (a conservative player).

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