Originally Posted by twizzybop
There is a diffrence from how many times you win compared to how much you win. If you are tight that you are only seeing 10% of your hands but that 1 or 2 hands give you a big profit everytime, compared to someone who plays half thier hands who barely wins as much as you have.
So be patience with your hands. It isn't the Quantity of hands one needs to play to be profitable it is the Quality of the Better hands that brings in the profit.
I defintely agree. Players who chase often or see nearly every flop rather than picking and choosing a more particular number of hands to play are much less likely to come out ahead in the long run. Tighter players may not have the big stack early in a tourney; they may even get knocked out early periodically. In the long run, they will come out better by focusing on playing a smaller number of hands, and maximizing the amount they win on those hands, rather than trying to win more pots no matter how big they are.
I am trying to get better at this- doing a better job of choosing my hands based on position, the other players' styles, etc.- and figuring out how to maximize the win by neither betting too much nor too little. When I get it right, tho, it sure does feel good!