Let me by first say this. When I play live... I normally play a solid game until of course if I'm card dead after 3-4 hours... then i start loosening up because its very hard to play a solid tight game after a few hours and you lose patience. However theres been a few times where i play very nitty because I'm getting complete junk like j4o, 95o etc. No... I don't even get AJ offsuit. There were quite many times i play where in say a 5 hour span... I get a pocket pair like 2 times only and AQ once. Usually when this happens, i use to start raising preflop in MP even when i have something like A3s or K10o or stuff like K6s which is not solid poker at all. However, i have stopped doing this because well you are lighting money on fire. So recently i try to play a solid game and someone at the table made a comment about how patient i was folding so many hands after so many hours. I had told this person yea i been practicing being patient because i usually dont stay patient after some time. There were quite few times when some guy commented to me like in a low voice you been playing pretty tight there but i was never bothered by it since they were playing pretty loose. I usually comment haven't seen a pair or suited connector which is true.
Well a few days later i'm playing again. Now i was playing very tight at this table. My hands were complete trash. I had AK probably once in 3 hours and a suited connector probably twice. I couldn't even get something decent to play with like Q10o so you guys can imagine how carddead i was. The worst part about this table was i was the big stack at $300. The whole table pretty much was full of $40 shortstacks and $60 shortstacks with a few other players with $100 and $150. Table was horribly tight. I had raised preflop with AK to $10 got called by a guy and then this shortstack old guy took a while and went all in for $55 total. I immediately call only to lose to his AA. No biggie.
Now as time went on i folded a lot because i was not getting any hand at all. Suddenly i finally picked up A10 of hearts in EP. I raised to $10. And this old nitty guy 2 seats to my left who waits for the BB every single time he takes a walk and don't post the BB and dead blind and plays even TIGHTER THAN ME during this period... raises his voice and said wow this is the first time i ever seen you play a hand since all day.
The thing was he said this like he had a microphone on and said like i guess i can't even play this hand. Then the other guys to him who are old and nitty said yea you're right but you shouldn't be saying this in like a joking way. Everyone folded. I showed a ten and then they go well its only 10s cant be anything else. I couldn't show my a10 because well i had mucked my other card already after that guy made this comment. And that guy with the shortstack who won with his AA vs my AK earlier agreed as well when he was even tighter than me.
I had requested a table change like 10 minutes earlier but then decided to stay at the table because the old guy who made the comment got to my head and i wanted to stack him though it wasn't going to be possible unless it was a cooler. But main reason was because i was going to loosen up to show him I'm not a nit which I am not since i'm not playing 92o and j3o etc. What then happened was i started spewing a lot. I was 3betting $10 raises to $35 with hands like 87o and a3 suited. Same with raising preflop with hands like a5s in ep. Problem here was i got called and then they moved on the flop since they short stack so i hit nothing. Then later on many ppl limped and i raised limpers with hands like 53 and 96 to $20 everytime and each time i showed like the 3 or 9. What ended up happening was i lost a good amount of money doing this since when i got called... they made their hands and I didn't and I couldn't bluff.
The thing was at this table... everyone was tight except for one guy at the table. One of the other old guys had 88 and flopped a set and C/R flop. Then on the turn club came and he ask the other guy you wanna check it down and the other guy agreed.
Then river pairs board and then he had full house while other guy probably had just top pair. Should i have commented to him like... you were that scared huh? I didn't make any comment to that guy but i just thought it was humourous he agreed i was very nitty yet he played that set so scared once a flush on board came on the turn and he asked the other guy to check. I mean... he was getting AK and pairs while i was getting junk hands the whole time.
And there was this other tight guy at the table who had 72 in the BB and never said a word. He had flopped 2 bottom 2 pair on an aggressive woman who bet flop and turn hard and river small and he called with 2 pair. I mean .... thats what you call tight yet the other person didn't say anything to him. That guy played more hands than me but when you saw his hands... he had hands to play. If i was him... i would be c/r raising my bottom 2 pair and by the river... instant call river while he contemplating folding it.
And back to that old man that made that comment about me earlier. He only put in more than $10 once the whole time i was there. And that was with a pair of jacks. I think overall in that session after i started spewing chips... i was the loosest person preflop overall.