Just how aggressive must you be to consistently cash/win?
I'll start by saying I play live MTTs with 20 minute levels. A lot of calling stations and hyper aggressive people each time. I don't play online for real money
I'm not a terrible player, and I have cashed. However, I know I'm by no means a great player either and that I have holes in my game. One of which, I believe, is that I need to be more/more often aggressive.
Whenever I get to the final table, or final two tables, I notice lots of folks with a ton of chips. I never seem to be one of those guys. I'm not the short stack, but I'm not a big stack either.
For example, I know that when I get down below 15 or 10 BBs I still play too tight hoping to get cards instead of shoving ATC.
In the beginning of MTTs, I play pretty tight. I loosen up my range as the blinds increase, but I would not be surprised if I'm still too tight. For example, I muck weak aces early unless I'm on the button or BB/SB. I don't play suited or unsuited connectors too often. I rarely play 1 or 2 gappers.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not afraid to put all my chips in if I believe I have the best hand or my bluff will pan out. I'm also pretty patient. I have no problem not getting involved in a lot of hands, but again, I may be too tight still.
I always open with a raise. Unless, I'm in the blind with junk then I, most times, will call/check.
For the most part, I have played a long ball style. However, lately I have been mixing some small ball in and liking it.
I guess I'm just looking to get a discussion started on what I might want to look at doing/changing. I'm not trying to get crazy & be the hyper aggressive guy at the table.
I'm sure more info is needed so feel free to ask.