word type: adjective

  1. Rarely betting or never playing aggressively.

Passive Poker

If there's one mantra that all poker players know, it's that to be good at poker you have to be aggressive. Players that play passively and simply call or just fold will never consistently show a profit in the game.

Versus a Passive Opponent

Often times in a HUD the stats will show if a fish is a passive type. If he is, you will know that person has the nuts every time because it'll be the only time they start playing aggressively and making raises. The idea is that when they do that, you never give them action.