I've been messing around with my tournament style - I've always been a good SnG player (9-10 handed). My strategy has always been to play real tight to start, and loosen up a bit.
I've been told by a few local players, which I respect, that my game is strong -- but I'm constantly losing a lot of chips in "nothing pots". I need to learn what it is I'm doing wrong and correct it.
I was just at a cash game, (.10/.25) sat down with $25, chipped my way up to $50, and then get dealt 10-10, I raise to $1.25, get a caller, flop comes up Q K 8 -- The kid bets more than the pot, I've got a feel for how this kid plays.. I'm thinking "He's either got an A8 or a weak K or Q"
so I re-raise, he calls.. bets out again on the turn, which is a blank, he bets, I raise, he goes all in for $5 more, by this point I'm pot comited to call... He ended up having K-4, I was absolutely right -- but it didn't matter he had me beat, and even though he's a donk for calling the bet pre-flop, and calling the raises post-flop -- I really didn't need to get involved in the pot... when he raised post-flop I should have just folded... right? Even though I KNOW he has a weak hand.
... Or am I right and I should go off of my tells
.... or maybe I'm kind of right but I shouldn't go after it in $2.75 pots.