Originally Posted by bwrobbel
Just today I won a 180 Sit n' go for a seat an another tourney. For a lot of the tournament I was calling hands like K-4, 6-7, 4-3, 5-2, 8-10, and a lot of hands I would never have called with. But I start to hit with these hands. I'm getting a lot of two pairs, and pulling a lot of chips especially with a low two pair when there are much higher cards on the table. Just after I won that tournament I played a 9 person sit n go with my friend for play chips. I started calling mediocre hands and I found I could bluff a lot of people out or I could catch really good draws and hands. It reminded me of people I've played with before and I always say to myself "idiots playing with K6" but maybe I'm wrong. Is this loose-play a good way to go about playing tourneys? Seems to be working.
"Hitting" bad hands is always luck. The reason they ARE "bad hands" is because they are harder to "hit" with. Ofcourse, being dealt KK is lucky as well!
The good thing about marginal/trashy starting hands is that no one will put you on the five-deuce. The real question is how often can you play trash and it still be deceptive? How many times can you raise with 64o before it stops being sneaky and starts being bad poker?
Sooner or later your observant opponents are going to see what you're doing and start playing back at you AND they'll have better cards. That's bad medicine.