I'm a relatively new Poker player. Today I played online no-limit Texas Hold'em against 8 opponents. I don't think they are very strong players, because the stakes are small.
I noticed that most of them were tight aggressive players: they folded mediocre hands and were betting a good amount of money with stronger hands like AQ, QQ, etc.
Here's the problem: if I bet or call a raise pre-flop, there is a good chance that out of remaining 8 players one or two will have a strong hand, stronger than mine. Those players will call and win the pot eventually because they have a stronger hand.
So even with reasonably good hands like A9 I felt insecure (and often lost), because likely the opponent who stays in the game has AJ, KK. If the board is 69JK and I have a pair 9 with ace kicker, probably one of the opponents that plays post-flow has a higher pair JJ, KK, because without having a high card he would have folded pre-flop. And since there are many opponents, often at least one will remain in the game post-flow.
Any advice how to play on such table?