Originally Posted by Caposton
Your strategy is too exploitable and misses too much value by not betting pre-flop or as semi-bluffs. Good hand readers would tear you apart if you have 0% bluffs (lol). Playing tight is a good strategy, but poker is about being flexible and playing the player as well as the playing the cards.
Betting does several things: narrows the field, gains information, gives you the initiative so you can take down pots on the flop when you miss, and extracts value from your good hands - winning poker is aggressive poker, be it limit or no limit. It seems like you are advocating a weak-tight approach to to the game. Am I wrong?
We do not raise pre-flop (only raise with pocket aces) to not telegraph our hand. Why let the table know we have pocket kings or any strong hand? A tight-aggressive approach. Playing the player might work with no-limit, but in limit poker, it can lead to disaster. Some players are calling stations and can't be bluffed out of pots. A sound mathematical approach, as in this video, is the way to go.