This is a discussion on Types of players! within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; Tight-Agressive - As the name says, these players play few hands, but when they do, they are quite aggressive. Also, when they have a better
Used to be TA, got bored with the micro MTTs wild betting, became LP hoping for a hit against crap. Won't work at higher level play, doesn't work on the micros either but as I said the style of play on those micros, which I play, just doesn't allow me to wait for premium hands.
I'm looking at all these combinations of qualities and can say that depending on the stack from the stage, from opponents, my policy game is constantly changing, I change it. But if I choose the wrong style and I quickly lose. Good luck!
I used to be Tight-aggressive, but realized there are better ways to play. With experience, one can notice spots where he must bluff/take risks that have high probability to pay off. So, yes, mostly I remain tight aggressive, but with notable exceptions where I no longer remain that tight.
I used to play Tight-Agressive and I lost a lot in the senior pairs, now I play Tight-Passive on all cards and try to get a good combination and win, I'm not risking all-in on small cards and I started to play carefully
I'm TA even in the micro tourneys. I'll wait for a good hand and I'm prepared to go all the way with it. I find I'm all in before the flop in the early stages of the micro tourneys quite often so you have to hope for luck even if you have the best hand pre flop. A lot of tourneys I play have rebuys so I'm prepared to use a few bullets.
I strive to be a tight aggressive player and notice that I have the most success when I truly play this strategy. I do at find that I will fall into a tight passive game if I am not putting the focus on my opponents that I need to or am playing too many tables. This is when I find I am losing the most. So I have to say I am both depending my level of focus.