Gentlemen, and the rest of us... Rookie player here. Reading into playing styles and playing around St. Louis and such I scratch my head at the notion that I could be playing too tight (or safe) and maybe leaving too much on the table by not taking much risk. Aside form obvious hands that are excellent no holdem hands such as K/A or Q/Q etc I generally do not play unless I'm the blind. I'll fold nearly every hand until it comes to me. I often don't raise on blinds and I often feel uncomfortable taking a chance on a gap set like 5/7 or 8/10... Once I'm in I'm totally committed and willing to raise and call provided I have the feeling my hand is strong. Just typing this out I"m thinking this IS a tight strategy (of course) and I may take more chances, but isn't it smarter to play tighter earlier and more aggressive once the pot is established? When do some of you vets take risk and how "tight" do you play?