Hello, and thanks for making this a little more clear (to me). I just started playing poker a couple months back and thus far am only playing free roll tourny's to develop my skills.
After reading your post, I realized that I do this instinctively in the sense that as my stack size grows, I tend to play looser against opponents with smaller stacks, and tighter against opponents with much larger stacks.
It seems to serve me well as I've been able to make up lost ground this way, and gain ground rather quickly when the premium hands and favorable flops come about.
So what I'm curious about is if there are recommended numbers to abide by when determining the right time to 'switch gears'?
(ie i'll play tight until i have 30xbb, then moderately tight until 40xbb, and loose at 50xbb)
Or is this all dynamically based on the table you're currently sitting at?