Originally Posted by EchoEllis
What is my best strategy to beat the live gamblers? As they were all extremely loose should I tighten up? I mean these guys were regularly making a 5-6 BB open raise and do not fold to a 3 bet. I tried to see cheap flops with good value as if I hit I get paid a lot of the time. If I do tighten up will this cut the amount of calls I get when I do hit my hands?
You said it yourself: tighten up. If they're not folding, then don't bluff. Just value bet the living daylights out of them with your good hands, and fold the garbage. No need ro do anything the least bit fancy, no need to merge ranges, or anything like that because they're not exploiting, even if they're aware of what you're doing (and even that is questionable).
Also, don't do what I see all too many on-line players do. Your opponents are right there, so pay attention to what they're doing. You can pick up on live tells
, bet sizing tells, and get a better line on their play. It's free information, so use it.