Originally Posted by Chipper_Tracy42
By the way, I'm talking of Cash Games here, not Tournament poker, coz I know that this kind of play is kinda the norm in tournaments. But I rarely play in tournaments, coz I'm a Cash game player, and in my opinion, Live games are more profitable coz there are lots of fish out there. And I have seen a lot of hands where those aggressive with their draws lose a lot of money!!! I also seen a few who hit their draws, but most often they always came up short.. What do you guys think? Hoping for intelligent responses, thank you...
Bolded part is certainly true but it is also certain that you are one of them. Your mindset is pretty standard/common for beginning players and there is quite a lot to be said for sticking to premium hands when you are inexperienced and unskilled postflop. It is also understandable, but not optimal, to be risk-averse when you are playing with bankroll limitations, which, if you are playing live poker, you almost certainly are.
For example, if you are playing $1-$2 live, you should probably have a dedicated bankroll of several thousand dollars, maybe $2,000 minimum if you have a big edge in your games.
In the long run, you don't get big pairs or AK anymore often than anyone else, so where do you think possible edges come from? Winning players are going to make more money off their marginal hands through sheer aggression by pushing small equity spots and embracing variance, which in turn balances their ranges by making them more predictable and more likely to get paid off with their big hands.