Originally Posted by onbrkenwings
I think it was in Harrington on Hold'em Volume One (amazing series of books it's really helped me improve my game) that I read that if you're aggressive and playing an amount of hands that would make it seem like you're bluffing a lot that it's okay to show up your big hands. It's like saying "hey look I know I'm playing alot of hands but they're actually really good". He said players remember what they see.
Yeah, this is what I do, and i was in a tourny the other night and people were ragging me for showing. I was catching many good hands, more than my 20% I shoot for. So i was like, "what would I think if someone was doing this to me and not showing? They were bluffing the $$$$ out of me!" It is early in the tournament, maybe an hour or so, past first break, and I am still trying to maintain a tight table image. This streak of cards is ruining my image! lol, but not to complain too much. I was getting action. But was just afraid respect would be gone in future hands.
In a normal situation I do usually muck. I turn automuck off because it never fails, there will be that one time when you want to show your made hand to everyone to marvel over and you don't get the chance to choose. Thanks for the advice guys. This site is awesome.