Looking back, I'm not really sure what I disagreed with. Maybe your sentiment that playing by chart was a good thing & that you disagree with OP? Idk.
The main point I was trying to re-iterate is that the opening poster does have a point. Sure, beginners should have an idea of what hands to play in what positions. But the real key is they need to understand why they're playing those hands, and more importantly when *not* to play them.
Most new players don't understand that the range of hands that you call a raise with, and the range of hands that you make a raise with are VERY different. Same thing with opponents. Against a loose fish limper with postion, my raising range is very different than my usual opening range.
For the longest time I knew that a hand like say A9 was good in late position, but bad in early postion. But I would then still call an UTG raise with a hand like A9 if I was in late position, and proceed to spew chips when an ace flopped. Thank god I was only playing freerolls
at that point.
The biggest mistakes beginners make (once they stop being complete fish) is just playing "good cards" and not thinking about their hand's strength in relation to what happening around them.