Originally Posted by Robredo#07
Hi I'm new to the forum and new to poker so take it easy on me 😆
My question is this... as a beginner who has started to try to develop my game through online videos/articles I am repeatedly being advised to play tight. To perhaps only play premium hands. My problem is that by folding almost all my hands whilst waiting for my premium hand my stack slowly gets eaten by the blinds/ante. When a decent hand comes along I play aggressively but if I don't win the hand then I'm in even more trouble. How can I play TAG but not just fade away bit by bit whilst waiting for the good hands?
Sorry for the long post. Hope someone has some sound advice. Thanks
This is a classic misconception, new players often hear such things as "play tight", "always raise on the button" and many other quotes like tht and think it can and should be applied to every game they sit at without knowing the context in which such quotes were made, first of all cash poker and mtt poker are two very different beasts altogether, TAG is imo the best bss strategy for cash games providing you have a well balanced range, but in saying tht ive come across some pretty damn gd cash game LAGS but tht strategy requires much more skill to play profitably, in mtt's youre playing against the clock as well as ur opponents so you cant just sit and wait for premium hands, you have to make ur own arrangements in mtt's, mix it up and steal ur fair share of the blinds, my advice would be dont take the things you hear other players say as gospel
Cash poker = tight is right (but with a balanced range)
MTT's = LAG, find the sweet spot between tight and loose based on what the table will allow u to get away with, ie if the table doesnt fight bk much then steal more, Cbet more, if u meet resistance then wind ur neck in a bit and only battle with gd cards
Hope tht helps some, GL