Originally Posted by Hollywade
I completely disagree. Just because we have a lot of chips doesn't mean we should be playing 65% of the hands all of a sudden.
Also, in the games I'm playing in, the odds of one player, let alone multiple players at the same table, having 700+ big blinds are not good.
How does calling a raise with 84s hoping to crush the flop constitute aggression?
these are exactly the kind of hands you want to play this deep
vs a stationy passive player.
not vs an aggro player, who is capable of playing back, or putting you to the tuff decisions.
yes, it does mean you want to start playing @1/2 your hands esp in position.
read the Harrington cash books, he talks about the difference between games with differant stack sizes in detail, and how they should be played.
aggression doesnt have to mean raise raise raise. a fold can be an aggressive play if you open your mind.
riverman alluded to how LAG play isnt about bludgeoning villians in the least, although it may seem that way to others.
its about villian thinking "dammit, aggressive guy called me in position, i dont know what he has, he prolly knows close to what i have, and im prolly getting this taken away unless I hit."
aggression means brainwashing them that they are the deer in the headlights, and youre the headlights.
its about creating an image, and training your villians to react to you, not the other way around.
this is where you want them, and you accomplish this by playing aggressive after the flop; not so much before the flop.
you get them to make more mistakes, give you free cards, pay you off lighter,so many perks, all by establishing psychological dominance (limon refers to 'psychological ascendancy'); so this is aggression on a whole other plane than what youre thinking if you believe that aggression translates into mindlessly going bet bet bet. this may be because you dont understand what a LAGs strategy truly is, and what they are trying to accomplish with it??
>>>a LAG benifits by keeping the pot small
early in the hand, and using his hand reading, and post flop skills to out-manuever villian, or to value town him when we hit with our trash.
PF raising, 3 betting, and 4 betting goes way down in value super-deep, (its in the Harrington books, and is pretty obv, because its more about post flop play, and seeing he hand.)
Big pairs go way down in value and actually become drawing hands super deep (who is putting in 500bb w KK without a set?).
trash hands go way up in value, keeping the pot smaller until you want to make it bigger( because youve seen more than your hole cards now), goes up in value.
its pretty simple really, and its nothing new that im saying.
i thought this was standard?