Are you a big pot or small pot player?
I have a friend who is good at poker. When he pays cash(4NL and 10NL, like me), he picks up several samll pots, and before long his BB/100 gets to looking pretty respectable. He is good at bluffing, reading people and figriung out the kind of betsize that may get someone off a hand. I have a lot of respect for this guy, but I play differently. When I play cash I generally make most of my winnngs from two or three key pots from patient play or a reasonable grasp of odds
Overall, we are beating the same games by scarily similar BB/100 figures, so clearly there is something to be said for both ways.
I have two questions on this point:
1. I cannot play the same way forever, unless the only people I want to beat are donks. I need to add variation to my game so that I can become more tricky and less readable. Do you have any advice on the best ways to learn how to mix up your game?
2. What kind of style works better for you?