Originally Posted by rileyl
The point of poker is to make money by exploiting other players mistakes. The more mistakes they make and the larger they are the more money we make. Obviously calling and raising every hand is a mistake and one that is very easy to exploit. So why on earth would you want to play against player who makes less frequent and smaller mistakes?
Isn't the point of poker also to enjoy playing the 'game' of poker? That includes all it's facets - cards, reads, tells
, position, stacks, money, etc, etc. Sure, I'd love to play on a table with Chris Ferguson, but wouldn't expect to win, just as in your Woods example.
Maybe some players will go to limits where they are 2 or more steps above the competition, but that's not 'poker'. To me, playing on tables where the competition is relatively equal is far more enjoyable. Even at those tables, there are usually a few players who shouldn't be there, hoping to get 'lucky'. They are the better players' ATM machines.
If you're reasonably successful playing at $1/$2 or $2/$4 games and you are properly rolled, would you really play only 5c/10c tables because they are 'easy' and the competition is weak?