Originally Posted by murrdog
how wise is it to be hyper aggressive pre-flop in cash game? in my experience,people want to see flops. so knowing this,is it the best idea to raise and reraise opps that you know will look you up? or perhaps try seeing cheap flops keeping the pots small so you can speculate further ?
When you say raise and reraise to get people to look you up, it sounds like you mean value bet. Yes, value betting is the way to go.
Seeing a cheap flop (with implied odds
hands like small pocket pairs) is fine if our opponents are weak enough to allow us to make up for it post flop by getting lots of money in with our strong hands.
As for being overly aggressive in general, if you overdo it then you become rather exploitable. However, that won't matter if no one is exploiting you - making light call downs, bluff raising, etc. - so you'll have to work that one out for yourself.
Originally Posted by blueskies
Depends on who you're playing. If you have little fold equity, you're just giving up coins by being overly aggressive. It's good to mix it up against the regs, but against morons with 50+ VPIP, just play straight forward. No matter what anyone says, it's extremely hard to play against the fold-allergic people when you are on a bad run. During good runs, yes you can clean them out easier. Overall, I actually prefer to play against the multi-tabling regs.
You'd prefer to play against me than some drooler who can't fold? Weird.