Hey guys, new to this site. Will need some time to catch up with the lingo..but I see a lot of intelligent posts here, some good poker talk..looking for advice.
Strictly live player..$2/5 NL. Used to play super tight..or "good" poker should I say..and was somewhat profitable, but pretty inconsistent. Probably predictable. I only won "big" hands when my nuts were against the 2nd nuts lol. Then I went on a cold run..where I'd flop a set or overpair, push with the best hand, and get called by a draw and LOSE..like 15 buyins in a row. I'm not one to throw my hands in the air and say "oh I didn't do anything wrong..just bad luck". no way. I totally threw "good" poker book out the window and became a maniac on the table.
INSANELY profitable. I have been on a ridiculous streak (last 20 sessions..and while I understand thats a small sample..they were 8-10 hr sessions,and I"ve netted a ridiculous amount over them. I think I'm on to something..which is why I'm here asking for advice). Obviously, need some hands to illustrate. I'll explain a couple from y last session..which have basically been recurring in all these sessions.
Sat with $300..up to $400. 6-7 diamonds. UTG makes it 20..I make it 50 from middle position. One other caller, UTG calls. A Q 4 rainbow flop. UTG checks, I check..last to act makes it 80. Typical crap. UTG folds..I shove. Opponent folds. I show.
(then, around an hour later, when I'm at $800..and am being labeled "aggressive" and "fish" for calling $25's with just about anything)
KK in big blind. Tight, "good" player with $700 behind, in middle position, makes it 30. I raise to 100. Folds around..she calls. 553 flop. I know it's mine..she would have reraised with AA, and doesn't have the range to play any 5 here. F slowplay...she has an overpair and thinks I randomally fire all the time. I fire out 100. She pushes in, I instacall. She shows 10-10 and goes "bullshitt! I would never ship all my chips with 10's but I know you're terrible and youd play anything in that spot". Angrily rebuys. lol
Is this type of play sustainable over the long haul? Or should I expect my luck to run out. I won't lie, I've been catching breaks often (IE betting/bluffing on draws..then hitting. =huge pots)
When someone raises with JJ..is it really a terrible "fish" move to reraise them with 7-8 suited? I seriously am taking down that pot most of the time. Sometimes an overcard flops..I check..they "bet to see where they're at"..I raise heavy because I read that and they fold. Sometimes I outflop them and they ship. When the flop is 2-5-10? go ahead, take my $40 or 50 bucks.
I guess what I'm asking...would you attribute this run to "luck"--expect it to end? Would you suggest reverting to "good" poker? (please, don't explain to me that playing 40-50% of your hands is in the "bad poker player" book. I know that. Question..why is it working?)