Am I advancing or fooling myself?
I was playing a much looser game before I decided to take poker seriously. I sat down and learned the ABC's of poker and position. It made a big difference in my overall game.
I then started really becoming a super tight player and maybe only saw a showdown in maybe 1 out of 10 or 12 hands that I played in. I began to see smaller and smaller pots to the point that had a hard time having a good stack when reaching final tables.
In the last two weeks I started opening up my range based on position. I try keep the pots small until things develop. I have since started seeing quite a few more straights and much bigger pots.
Straights are something I rarely ever seen due to not seeing many show downs.
Am I just getting lucky and fooling myself or is it a progression in skill to play small ball and longer into the hand?
This last week I took a 1st and a 2nd in 2 and 3 table live tourneys.
I do not want to fool myself into thinking I am becoming a stronger player if I am making a donkey play.