Originally Posted by phatjose
Sorry I guess I should have been more specific. What I meant is that I get a bunch of strong hands that I don't end up showing down. Either I hit the hand and bet it, or I have an over pair, and bet that. I then end up getting more marginal hands where I have position, but now when I do raise with them, half the table calls (this has happened a couple of times now).
Now, I know that this is what I want when I can hit the hand, but is it worthwhile in the long term if people are viewing me as a much looser player than I normally am? While this is certainly good for a ring game, I can see how it would not be as beneficial in the late stages of a tournament when you need to steal to support yourself.
It's so situational that I find it hard to answer your question.
Yes, you should be aware that you will not be able to steal as much if you have been active and not shown down many hands. However, this can also be a spot where you get paid off when you hit big (w hands like suited connectors, etc.), as no one will want to continue to believe you have the goods. So, I would argue that, no, you don't want to not play those hands in position
(double neg = play them). However, you may want to stop making pure positional steals w atc during this time in your table image.