Originally Posted by Marginal
fish notice when you don't give action. Fish are people too they aren't completely clueless. I agree with you on getting people to think your loose but playing 1 marginal hand like a mentalist is a way worse way of doing it that just splashing a bit more. Plus ya know if you only show the really dumb hands people are going to figure out how to read you pretty quickly
being in position is irrelevant here.
Well. I think you haven't spent enough time at the lower stakes. I've read much of your thread and it seems to have more experience playing higher up. You have to understand low stakes is a completely different game. People are mainly loose, will call with any pair, Aggro people who play every hand aggressively, will float J10 off all the way to the river on a scary board. I've put in some hours... and I think giving them too much credit is unprofitable. The key as I've said before is table selection. I find a lot of these players will justify calling your aggressiveness. I've had people call my trips with nothing, because they thought I was waiting too long for a hand and was trying to bluff them out of the pot. I've stacked people who like to chase every flush or straight draw, the more aggressive they are, the better for me.
I'm just going by experience. The times I did try to loosen up, be more aggressive I was, trying to bluff more in spots... I wound up losing a lot more. So right now I just stick to playing tight or situational, Lower variance for me. and Still turns in some profit.
I just don't see how playing like everyone else will make you win more.