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There's no set definition of how to play poker. Some players are aggressive players. Some players like to trap. Everyone has a bit of a personal style, but it's important to be able to change your game for the conditions you're currently in. For example, if you're usually aggressive and you're playing against players who love to call, you need to change your game.
Wait for strong poker hands, and bet them to death. If you're playing against a player who is very conservative and he bets, it's not the time to make a big bluff raise. Just think to yourself how angry he's going to be that you didn't pay him off as you throw your hand away. Poker requires constant adaptation, and that's why poker rules.