Posted 02 April 2005 - 03:20 AM
Smash's strategy WILL work, guaranteed, now the amount of money to be made while using it Im not sure will be the maximum though. I used to play very tight like smash suggests but once I had a little taste of what being a maniac feels like I LOVED IT...I'm not sure if my strat is correct but the way I play is definately not boring at all. I was actually gonna post some hands when I found time to play NL because i wanted to see what you guys thought.. here is the base of it: I look for a 5 or 6 handed table with the least average pot and I observe it for a few minutes, I then join and right off the bat I start bluffing very agressively,(I usually get away with it) my goal is to get caught at least once but not to lose what I bought in for, once I get caught I reload, and just play AGRESSIVE with hands that I would call raises with, like 67s AJ blah blah blah.. (the trick is not to call raises, you gotta learn to fold AQ to a raise) once the table sees what you are doing you play every good hand as if you were bluffing, overbetting the pot w/ trips, moving all in for $40 with the nuts on a five or 10 dollar pot. I guarantee you will get paid off, several times. I guess you gotta think all the time and thats why its not boring to me, Im thinking what I did in the past and what he will think that I have. The point is that If you try to turn naturally tight passive players into loose agressive, they wont be able to convert, when I they figure out that Im seeing a flop on %55 of my hands and Im raising every time I go into a flop, there will be 3 or 4 callers to raised flops, and when you make your hand they will call to the river.,,This is an example of tight players playing loose: (to an extreme)A dude sits down at the 6 handed table and raises his good hands for $3 in a .25/.50 NL game, a guy says " stop raising so much or go play higher limits" so I tell him that from now on Im gonna raise $3 every hand,,so I do and the next five hands everyone folds and I show rags ,,finally a guy goes all in and I obviously fold..I stop raising every hand, but everytime I did raise I raised $3 suddenly everyone starts calling my $3 dlr raises, and I win a few pots and lose some, then I get 88 and I hit my set with 3 ppl in the pot ($9) there is an A on board and now for a guy to protect his hand he has to raise around 7, I call, on the turn he raises 20, and I call, then the river he checks and I go all in for 20 more, hes obviously not folding so he shows AK and won big..another thing is being able to make good laydowns, If you have your opponent on a draw, and that draw falls, fold if he makes a reasonable bet...sinse I play soo many hands I realize that some might be dominated, so i let them go..I dont recommend this to ANY new player, I only think it works If you can really understand the game and your opponents, also if you are willing to risk alot..One bad thing about the maniac strategy is that If I lose I lose big because I tilt horribly, so I play even looser and try to "catch up". This is a bad leak in my game, but I think that if I do tilt from now on, moving to a ring game and using smash's strategy would be the perfect solution..Anyway I would like to know what u guys think about it, I know smash is going to say that Ive only won in the past because I got lucky, but I think its because I really out play the other players (if I raise with 89s and the flop comes 998 I still have to get my opponent to pay me, the diference between getting lucky and skill is that I can fold when the board is 8 9 a j, and my opponents can't)...Ill try to post some hands as soon as I play some NL , Ive been playing a lot of Limit lately, but i am very interested in your opinions..