loosening up before the flop?

    • Escade1337
      Joined: 01.12.2007 Posts: 1
      A few weeks ago i read an article created by Eric Lindgren and he claimed that playing looser in the first quarter of the tournament should pay off.I mean calling BBx3 with small suited connectors etc.What do you think about it?
  • 2 replies
    • TribunCaesar
      Joined: 29.04.2007 Posts: 13,264
      Hi Escade1337,

      I will move your thread in the right forum, where you might get more answers. In my opinion it makes sense to play loose preflop in the first blind levels as long as your stack is big enough. Try to hit big and get paid off. But don't play loose postflop.

      Best regards,
    • generals007
      Joined: 17.09.2007 Posts: 578
      I agree. If your odds are very good and you sit in late position to not be reraised putting your chipstack in danger ... go for it with low pockets. If you hit you'll be paid off in the low limits. And be able to play tighter and more passive longer than your opponents, which then have to take bad chances with bad cards against you when the blinds become too large for them.