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xorbie 12-30-2005 12:44 PM

Re: I\'m a winning player, but I\'m too tight!
20/7 was what i used to run i think

wiggs73 12-30-2005 01:38 PM

Re: I\'m a winning player, but I\'m too tight!
I used to feel that I was too tight too, I think my vp$ip has always hovered right around 15% in full ring games. I've never been a real cash game player, so this is only over 4-5k hands lifetime. As I've been playing more full ring though, I've been noticing that right around 20% would probably be ideal. I think the biggest thing that I've been doing to work on this is limping more hands in late position.

Coming from a history of playing primarily STTs, it was driven into my head that you fold nearly everything when blinds are small. So that A6s on the button to 1 MP limper gets folded. So does the 9Ts, and so on...

But lately I've been seeing a few more flops for cheap when the opportunity presents itself and it's definitely paid off. The key is still to keep a TAG game postflop, but eventually you'll learn techniques to get free cards, semibluff, etc, and be able to play your marginal hands profitably.

My advice would be to drop down to 4 tables for a while. Even though your $/hr will suffer, your game should improve, and you can always add tables back once the game has taken a step up. This should be beneficial to you in the long run.

poboy 12-30-2005 02:04 PM

Re: I\'m a winning player, but I\'m too tight!
adding in SC's and suited one-gappers is an easy way to spike the VPIP, and don't be afraid to call raises with these hands(when in position and raiser is aggro PF). Also playing 8 tables I'm not sure you'd really want to have a 20+ VPIP. Right now you're getting an edge just by playing better hands then your opponents, if you add in some marginal hands then your PF skill is where your edge comes from. I'm not saying it isn't doable, but I would think it would be very difficult to 8 table and pay enough attention to make playing those marginal hands profitable(but I have a short attention span). JMO

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