OK, time to win back my credibility with a serious thread,
Do you think you can put to much thought into tournament poker?
by ths i mean, i play alot of tournament poker on various sites, and yes, the most i buy in for is only $20 so its low level poker, but i see the same hands played teh same way with teh same results game after game after game, like A and 6789 off suit, played from any position, into any raise, winning pots consistently, KJ and QJ pre flop raises and sometimes re raises from any position consistently winning huge pots, you should get my point by now,
I understand that online you dont have as long to catch a hand in teh levels, compared to live with say 1 hour levels, but these people throw caution to the wind with any 2 cards over 10, and are willing to risk it all, and more often than not they win, meanwhile, im folding KQ off to raise re raise situations, and seeing showdowns of J10 vs Q10 things of the like, ALL THE TIME, i like to play tight aggressive with a few mix ups here and there to keep them interested, i always get deep, but seldom get cash, and all the while the "DONKS" are well ahead with huge stacks, and sometimes i have watched fina 15 or 20 players, and their play has not improved,
I play poker with respect for teh game, ill fold AQ off, to raise, re raise, re raise all in, sometimes even just a re raise, i use pot odds
and outs in all decisions post flop, and always "price" myself out of it, or fold through respect!
is it possible to put to much thought into playing tournament poker, should I perhaps just play on instincts for teh most part?
should i perhaps take more flops into situations with huge implied odds?
i am also timid about playing A10 hands as i always come out 2nd best, would this be affecting my value?
side point, do you think you see the same amount of hands per level online, coz of teh no shuffling and stuff)