Originally Posted by munkie
If you continue with your loose style, you will end up broke and very depressed. Sure you get lucky for a lil bit at one tourney, hey you might even double your bankroll for a week or so. But playing dumb, cuz loose with anything in late position is borderline retarded, you will go broke. Unless you're accustomed to having no money, you really should think about tightening up. Or at least establish, "I'm not retarded and I know how to play this game," table image before you decide to let the idiocy roam wild.
I disagree. You can play hyper-laggy and profit from it.
The following is a pretty general explanation of lagginess at 2nl as I perceive it.
I play 2nl very laggy, and while I'm on the bad end of some variance, I find this style very profitable for the lower stakes. At some times I run at 70/65/5 or somewhere around that range. It's usually not that high, though.
Just because a person plays a LAG style doesn't necessarily mean they do not know how to play this game. In fact, In order for me to profitable/do well at these limits playing this style, I have to play better than my opponents. It's not exactly about 'lets see what we can get lucky with'. I agree if you're playing that way-its pretty dumb.
Hyper-laggy can be very profitible if you know how to maximize your gains and minimize your losses.
You can profit from:
-Tight tables/players: You can constantly pick up lots of unwanted pots. There has been an occasion where I picked up 33 pots in a row. Ranging from just a few blinds to $1+
-Players who chase flushes without proper odds
: They might win a few times but, even with your laggy play, if they don't have the right odds you profit in the long run.
-You're bound to get more action with your strong hands.
You must know your opponents in order to minimize losses, though. Its not just constantly raising and reraising. I play hyper-laggy because I can play my opponent. I don't let become a 'who has the bigger balls' shove war. Play opponents more than your cards with this style. If I'm raised by a NIT, I'm not raising back for example. I'm not playing off opponents who are value betting/raising nut hands. Etc.
I'm not saying it's the best style. It's the style that works for me and that's why I'm backing it.
...Also, playing LAG is more fun. :-)
With that said...OP's post is not and example of playing loose.