Originally Posted by reglardave
Even Gus Hansen will adopt a TAG style periodically
True dat - I was shocked when I found out he won the Aussie Millions with pocket aces... it just seemed so, I dunno, un-Gus
As for playing TAG / LAG / whatever... it's really more than a starting hand thing. You need to take into account position, stack sizes, the level of the blinds vs stack sizes, the style of the other players, and a bunch of other stuff.
In particular, the hands you play and the way you play them can depend a lot on your position and the action in the hand so far. JJ on the button vs just the blinds and one limper is probably a great hand. JJ in third position against a raise under the gun and with a couple of known aggressive players behind you probably isn't
a great hand.
Harrington on Hold 'em
has a whole lot of material on these topics, mostly as it applies to the TAG style. I'm crunching through it at the moment.
BTW - when you say you've been trying to play TAG recently, does that mean you've been playing a different style previously?