This is something that I am trying to improve my game.
So, I lost 5 buy ins today in full ring play.
But, I can't quite say I care. Its not a lot of money, and here is what i am getting at...
I find that I am feeling locked into a TAG style, and, I always win the same type of hands, and I always lose the same type of hands. So, what I decided to do was play at an affordable losing level and really mix things up.
Do you ever have pocket AA KK etc and you always get folds because you 3bet, re-raise, etc??? I've always thought, hey, no one ever sees these cards, i could have 7-2. I just have to rep the big hand in the right way and the right place. Unfortunately, I don't have the guts to do it when I really care about the stakes.
But, I guess what I am trying to is figure out how to make the above move, and various other moves. I am trying to sort out a LAG style...at very least I'd like to be able to move back and forth from TAG to LAG when needed.
I am also paying to see cards when I know I am beaten. I am paying out for hand reads.
My idea here is to really shake up my game, look at it from an entirely new perspective...truly get a grasp on other styles, confirm hand reads, practice big bluffs...all in a safe enviornment (ie my BR and personal finances are not effected).
Do any of you folks do this?
ps. Its actually really fun and liberating. There are so many places where I would fold that I re-raise and win...of course, I also have realized that big bets represent the nuts more often than you think.
pps. This isnt my new everyday thing, but...playing the same grind with the same style and the same problems isnt going to fix anything, so, I am shocking the system.