Strategy for the first few orbits?
I play the average TAG style, opening up more and more throughout the session (if I play long enough I will shift back and forth). I do think people at the table see me as a good player in general, and the tight aggressive approach gives me the respect I need to pull off a few bluffs further down the session.
However, I find myself losing confidence if I lose a few pots right away, and I think that has to do with my overall strategy early on in the session. What is the best suggestion here? I try and jump in with my normal game, firing c-bets when appropriate and double (maybe even triple) barrelling when there is an opportunity. Some light 3-betting when appropriate and so on.
My new idea is that I should try and play a very nitty game early on, only jumping in with premiums, perhaps even playing them passively fit/fold. This to not lose too much early on (which I lose confidence from), and secondly to establish the image of a weak/tight player. And further along the road when I do get some reads on my opponents, I will open up and play much more aggressively. Does that sound like a good idea?
If so, where do I draw the line? I am talking about say the first 5-10 orbits. Do I keep doing my standard c-bets when appropriate? But not the double barrels? Check-raising, bluffing
? I guess the question goes for both live and online. Any further details on where to draw the line in regards to "observing" the first few orbits. Thanks!