I like TAG over LAG
I know some pros are loose-aggressive but I can't seem to make it work for me in the games I play (low stakes and freerolls
). My experience is that I should limit bluffing to strong possitional plays with high possibilities and play the nuts hands post flop. I think most players play way too much and kill themselves off early in a tourney.
Case in point: In a $500 bodog freeroll (3 daily), if you sit out the first 60 mins of the game you'll lose 30% of your stack and 70% of the players will be gone when you sit down. Players will then respond rationally to your bets. That is, you won't see 3-4 people calling your all in bets.
I have cashed this tourney several times playing this way. For me at least, this is much more effective than going all in with KJ off on the first hand and hoping for the best.