I just got called out by a guy at my table for not playing any hands.
The guy is someone who I think is a decent player.
The tournaments are €20 buy-in MTT's with usually around 50-70 people. They usually start at 20:00 and end about 5-8 hours later. The starting stacks are always 200bb or more, the tables are 9 handed, blind levels are between 10 and 20 minutes, depending on the format that is being played.
Today's tournament was a 100k stack hyper tournament with blind levels of 10 minutes.
The starting blinds were 50/100 and after 2 hours, when I got knocked out the blinds were 1500/3000.
I think I played 4 or 5 hands during those 2 hours.
I'm sitting at tables were each hand has 3-4 players, either everyone is limping and calling or someone raises and all the limpers just call.
Since the table seems so loose to me, I'm trying to play tighter, trying to play a solid 15/10 or so game, with some more limping/calling when in late position with good drawing hands like small pairs and smaller suited connectors, while the stacks are still big compared to the blinds.
Is it normal for me to just slowly lose my stack in these tournaments?
I wait for good hands, which don't show up often, then face a lot of aggression, so if I don't hit, there's not much more to do right?
I don't feel like I should be bluffing against these players, but maybe I'm wrong?
I just recently started playing again, I've never been good enough to play a loose game, so I've always played tight.
Should I loosen up in these tournaments?
Any other good advice?