The new new school
OK, so now everyone knows that TAG isn't "right" any more for tournament poker. It's not good enough. 3xbb preflop raises just aren't done any more, they gave way long ago to 2 1/2, then later the min-raise or the min-raise + a little more. LAG is the way to go, it's the new school. Loose passive has always been a losing form of poker. Now the tables are overrun with the followers of the new LAG style. So now, if everyone is playing LAG against each other, there must be a way to play against those guys by choosing a newer school of thought.....I think I figured out what the new wave is going to be .....
Tight passive. Before you call me an idiot, think about it. People are min-raising, others are calling. But after the flop, the callers in position are trying to take it away from the min-raiser by any means they can, but the min-raiser completely understands what's going on and plays appropriately. Since the initial pots are smaller, but with more people in them, the clever tight passive player can sit there and check and call, but not play all that many hands (like the loose passive would), he can choose which hands to play based on what he's seeing the others do at his table and continue with the ones that are promising. An occasional monster river bluff mixed in with this style might work to take down some timely nice-sized pots.
It might work! Someone try it! OK??
OK, now go ahead and call me an idiot.