When you play online you'll see so many hands that you'll see some pretty weird stuff. The other day I was playing on 3 tables and got dealt
on all 3 tables simultaneously, and it was my action on all 3 tables at the same time! I had to do a double take, I thought my screens had frozen or multiplied or something....weird!
Originally Posted by etherghost
Yes, I probably should loosen up my game a bit. The thing is that I usually end up missing the flop either way. What I mean is that about 65-70 percent of the time when I hold high cards the flop shows low and vice versa. I end up loosing a quite a bit of chips by limping in with these hands and when I try to raise with something like 10Js, JQs or 10Qs I end up being re-raised by huge amounts or even all in. This is mostly the reason why I play super tight until the bubble. Any other game play suggestions are welcome.
You will miss the flop roughly 2/3 of the time, so your perception is probably accurate. This is why it is so important to play pots in position. When people limp into you, and you have these marginally playable hands in late position, you should frequently fold and occasionally raise them. If they re-raise you, easy fold and then note that person will limp-shove or limp re-raise.
You want to loosen up your game, but do it gradually and with a plan. so, for instance don't start raising JTo in early position, I know we see guys on TV raise with worse but we're not them.
First order of business in loosening up your game is only for medium strength hands in late position. Obviously we will play strong hands from any position.
Next step is C-betting on dry flops.
Eventually you will work up to playing medium hands in middle position and weaker hands in late position.....but that comes much much later with a lot more post flop experience...