Originally Posted by Steveg1976
So i am playing 2nl these days, and beating if for a good rate right now. What I want to know is how to counter when your preflop raises get too much respect. This tends to happen mostly when I have the big stack if that makes a difference. I tend to raise suitid connecters and occasionally small pp as a way of trying to balance when I raise my big hands and still get callers, but it isn't working. I don't want to raise like a fool from earlly position with rags but is that what it is going to take. I know that most of the time image is not an issue so i am not sure how to go about this.
Raise like a fool from late position. Especially when it's folded to you on the button. Open every hand
. If it's a mistake to open every hand on the button, it's not a big one.
And when someone has limped in, raise anyway. Squeeze. Apply pressure in position. Hugely profitable. If they're calling stations who can't lay anything down, be a bit more moderate about it, but then bet all hands with some value on the flop and on the turn and check back the river.
All very generic advice, but still.