A strategy I haven't seen before
I've played primarily on Bodog for the past five years with varying degrees of success. But lately the action has begun to feel a little stale. So with 2011 I thought I would move some of my action to PokerStars
for a bit more of a challege and a little education. While I have yet to turn a profit at Stars, I am getting the challenge and education while enjoying a more serious and diverse player pool.
But I digress.....Now this may sound weird, but while in a tourney at Stars, during the second level I had 2x my starting stack and I notice the player on my left (who was a silver starVIP) has not played a hand. Now I don't remember the exact hands but the next six times that I called or opened, he was right on my heels with a raise. I mean he was in no other pots....only pots that I lead into. Then he was moved to another table. During those six hands my stack went down while his went up and we were essentially even.
So what I am asking is this. Was this some type of strategy on his part where he was targeting me....Did he see something in my play he was attempting to capitalize on...Has anyone else used this strategy effectively....What do you look for in an opponent that woukd dictate using this strategy...OR...do you think it was merely a coincidence that he only played when I was in the pot in front of him?
Any input would be appreciated.