What is Exploitative in Poker?

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Last Updated: January 16, 2024


Exploitative poker is a strategy in which you’re looking for your opponent’s weaknesses in order to exploit them. Unlike GTO, which seeks theoretically perfect play, exploitative poker aims to take advantage of specific tendencies a player might have.

Exploitative Poker Example:

Let’s say you’re facing a player who doesn’t back down and fold as often as they should when you’re aggressive. You can adjust and exploit them by looking to value-bet wider. You should also avoid bluffing since they won’t fold as often to make this action profitable.

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