Tight or Loose
I have heard alot of people talking about pre-flop play. I am guilty of it myself. When I get my AK sucked out on with 36o it really sucks. However I think it is ok to play 36o against a raise. Ok, maybe not that example. I really, really think pre-flop play is WAY overrated. It is a way to keep the people who are not so good post-flop out of trouble. I think I fall into this category. So playing tight is probably good for me. The one thing I think my game needs is a sensor to tell when I am in trouble. Alot of people have this. I am getting it a little but need alot more experience.
I think my game is way too weak sometimes. Here is a good example. I limp in SB with 34 diamonds. The flop is AKx with two diamonds. Three people in. One fold. Next guy who I consider a good player (LA-A) raises me. Now I know I had been showing weakness against raises, so I decide to re-raise him and try and take the pot right there. He folded and I did not have to make my flush. I think if I played this way more often I would do well. Playing tight made the L-AA guy put me on AK or something along those lines. He played his hand hard, and when I shot back he folded. I think that is a good side effect of tightness and aggression combined.
Wish me luck tonight! I expect some railbirds! I beleive the contest is 8PM Eastern. I have a good feeling about this. With over 500 people in I think I have a good shot at 190th place! However with some good luck and some aggression I could take it all! At least it is a freeroll!