Maybe I'm Getting Too Nitty!?!?
Before I really started studying poker strategy
here, and places recommended by folks here, I was playing probably too loose and for the most part played the same way from the first hand to my last. Needless to say I've learned a lot and my game has vastly improved.
However, a few games last night got me wondering if I'm gone too tight, maybe nitty? I know I should have some hands posted for analysis, but didn't do that, shame on me.
Example, One hand I had A-Q Clubs and was on the BB. Early in the game, so not much read on the players (and no HUD) and stacks were fairly even, tall stack folded this hand. 4 calls to me and 3 folds, I raise 3 BBs, 3 calls, 1 more fold. Flop comes K-C / 2-C / 8 of red. SB checks, I bet 4 BBs, next folds, next shoves, SB calls.
I wanted to call as I figured the 2 players on AK, or maybe even a big pair, or flush draw also a possibility.
For me, any club on turn or river and I had nut-flush, so that's 9 outs, Runner 10-J and I had nut straight (with a potential for a Royal Flush), numerous other cards that would have improved my hand, but also maybe hit theirs.
So, early in a 180 Player S'nG, I folded. I know what happened in the game and will post later.
There were several places last night where I had an open-ended or a flush draw off the flop without the board paired and I didn't call, I did bet a few, but got pushed off when someone shoved.
I also find myself folding Medium As (suited or unsuited) and pairs < 6s in late position when there's no raise and a few calls.
So, 2 questions:
In the hand described above, should I have called? Would you call in the situation?
Am I getting too nitty and need to open a bit?