March 31, 2012
Hey, have been away for a bit. My computer crashed and took a week to
fix and before that was getting crushed, running bad, playing bad etc so
played and thought about poker alot less. Got my pc back and have put
in some hands and a thought occurred to me- playing nitty/weak tight/not
ideal for higher stakes where people exploit, and then picking spots
against the regs of the game, and value betting the shit out of fish
seems to be what worked for me when I was winning the most during a 150k
hand sample. At some point, I started to get more aggressive, 3 and 4
bet, barrel, bluff, and go with jj and ak plus against most regs in most
spots if the dynamic was there. Anyway, during this time, variance was
obviously way higher, and it was far easier to run bad. Sometime qq is
not the nuts pre in a non aggressive game.
My question is, and I know my answer but wanted feedback- is it ok to play in a way that others construe as "weak tight/fit or fold" (most of the time at least) if that is winning you the most money in your current game? I got so worried about my numbers, stats, etc that I didn't play in a way that I knew was profitable in the 10 and 20 nl game I play in. It is a style that allows a player to limit to a degree variance which subsequently, can lead to less tilt etc... anyway, adjusting is the name of the game, just think I adjusted in the wrong direction when the need wasn't there in order to "play better more agro poker"