I think that playing loose the way you did it can be a good way to change your game during a tourney and make your opponent unable to read your hand but I would not play an entire tourney like it. As demodawggy said, sometimes you got to tighten up your game. He was probably putting you also on a flush draw and you kinda got lucky on the turn, but hey, luck is part of the game right
Posted by Farce09: Im curious, what position were you in on that hand? I wouldn't call that a loose hand if you were, say, in CO with all limpers, but if you were first to act then I would agree that's pushing it.
Middle position with all limpers. Of course when I'm talking about loose play it's not mean you should play with dead hands. But when I'm playing tight then I wait for TT-AA, JT-KQ, AK or trying to bluff if it's possible.
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I'd ram my head into the wall if just waited for top hands like that all the time lol
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I get what your saying now though. I base my aggression hand by hand personally, I never really thought of my style as loose or tight, aggressive or passive.
For me it depends on the cards, what position I'm in, and what I know of the other players...
for those tight cards I tend to play more aggressively, but with cards like 78 off ill try limping in and see what I get. Yes I do play those cards, connectors are good, I'm not saying call a 3xbb PF bet on it though
Position though is key. There are cards I wouldn't raise/PFB in First to act position, where I would in Mid or CO position too
So, basically what I'm saying it is that my style can't be called tight aggressive/passive or loose aggressive/passive because my style changes hand by hand.
Everyone changes strategy during the game. In general you're right. But when you use player's statistics then you can see how he play most of the time. VP$IP, AF, PFR, 3bet/fold to 3 bet, stealing blinds, etc. And you not exception.
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LOL , like the response there uno, I am a tourney player too, I actually presumed that the hand shown was from a ring game....... just goes to show there are many ways to skin a cat and that is what makes the game so playable. I also dont use any software or stat trackers, I play the tables as I see them and play the players accordingly.. I came to online from playing homegames for a few years and have no computer game backround. Dont know what that makes me in p.oker parlance.... prob a dinosaur...
I dont think that either of our approaches to game is 'wrong' but is more about being comfortable with it to make it profitable, as important is understanding the other ways too so to be able to exploit them to fullest. How crap a game if everyone looked at it the same way.......