Originally Posted by ClubArrow77
I do realize that "aiming" for weak-tight is not optimal and do want to develop into a TAG playstyle but when I first started out playing TAG, I think I was too tight and too aggressive which made me just lose money through blinds and loss in expected value since villains would flee my raises. By playing weak tight, I may improve my game a little before attempting TAG again, or so I think.
This just seems like an all-around not good idea. There is a difference between TAG and NIT. It sounds like you were playing too much of a nit style, if everyone always fled from your raises. Even so, you should still be able to earn a profit as a nit, just less than you would as a TAG. I know. I used to be a FR nit with stats of 10/7 which I had to work-up to since I actually started at about 6/4.
Guess what? I was easily profitable, even as a 6/4. However, in recent months I have moved to 6-max and am now running a spewtard-like 25/21 and I am FAR more profitable. Bottom line is, if you are losing at the micros, especially the low micros, then there is something wrong with your game- regardless of which style you choose to play.
Having said that, weak-tight is really bad. You're basically playing fit-or-fold poker, and you are really only going to hit something on the flop about a third of the time, and even then it may be something junky like bottom pair. If you opponents realize, and they will, that they can simply bet you off hands easily, it will make life very hard for you.
Finally I really don't get why having opponents "flee your raises" is a bad thing. That's great. Bet more. Bet more often. The more they flee, the more you bet. Profit.