I have a reputation of being quite the Nit. Unfounded I must say. But, if you work it right you can play on your image and win pots you have no business winning.
In the last cash game I was able to steal a pot from QQ with nothing better than a turned pair of Yaks on a K high board because the victim was convinced that I would never bet anything less than a K there.
Here’s Phil Laak taking advantage of his reputation for being a nit:
Plays like that set you up for plays like this:
Schwartz never saw that coming.