Originally Posted by stormswa
no most players that play crap hands are playing them because they are either really bad players or are there just to have fun, both instances its a goldmine to sit at that table.
The ones to watch out for are the ones raising with hands like 5-7 suited not the ones calling and praying to flop something. The ones raising with them are uninterested in the flop and just paying attention to you and how you play.
good LAG players are basically playing you and not just the cards, sounds corny I know. Soon as the flop hits they are watching you and haven't even seen the flop yet, they are seeing if you are reaching for chips or looking at the flop praying the cards will magically change to help their hand. And then they are acting accordingly. Lag style is very hard to play and basically LAG players want the Tight players at the table, Lag player vs Lag player just does not work.
If someone is calling with no pair no draw on flop then he is horrible player, Lag players NEED to be in control of the hand the entire hand, if they lose control then they are supposed to and should coincide the hand and wait. When I'm playing lag at anytime If I get re-raised then I need to fold, so if I have something like 5-7 and a ace flops and I try to represent the ace and bet the flop and get re-raised then basically you are telling me "no dude you dont have it because I do". Then I just take a moment act like I'm folding something like KK or QQ and muck it.
this is a good example of a LAG player....Most are playing TAG so I took it upon myself to use the advice I found in this post.
Game #8515536856: Tournament #43326691, $2.00+$0.20 Hold'em No Limit - Level II (15/30) - 2007/02/19 - 05:17:14 (ET)
Table '43326691 61' 9-max Seat #3 is the button
Seat 1: carinthia (1470 in chips)
Seat 2: Exile 72 (815 in chips)
Seat 3: ratzundruebe (1685 in chips)
Seat 4: Solon-Nl (1470 in chips)
Seat 5: Big Readi (740 in chips)
Seat 6: Orion469 (1440 in chips)
Seat 7: finewhine (1660 in chips)
Seat 8: dukes27 (4580 in chips)
Seat 9: Rustyseb78 (1670 in chips)
Solon-Nl: posts small blind 15
Big Readi: posts big blind 30
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Orion469 [3c 4d]--has some potential
Orion469: raises 60 to 90--3xBB says small to med PP or high suited connectors
Exile 72: folds
ratzundruebe: calls 90
Big Readi: folds
*** FLOP *** [9c Td Th]
Orion469: bets 180--I hit the board, fold
Orion469 collected 225 from pot
Orion469: shows [3c 4d] (a pair of Tens)--I think this may have been a bad idea but then some players may have noticed and will pay off my monsters