I agree with shokaku. In the long run you will be the winning olayer, especially if he just goes allin and don't wait a little and see if he improves his hand. I played against one in a SNG as well and he did the same and won some crazy hands but even when he had 4 times starting stack he kept on doing it and his luck ran out and didn't make it to the money. GL
Joined: Oct '07
Age: 39 (M)
the only way to deal with this is to just fold preflop if he goes all in. anyway you know the guy so it wont be a problem. try to atleast see the flop before calling his raises. with that, you'll have a better chance.
Joined: May '10
Age: 34 (M)
Posted by dozn01: for the record whats this players name????
I guess there are thousands of such grandmasters on micro-limit level. For sure, they are irritating. It nerves when you make a small raise with smth. like KQs and then need to fold because of all-in. The only way out is playing uber-tight. Or avoid playing on micro-limits.
Joined: Mar '08
Age: 35 (M)
Tonight I took a step down for some relaxing microstakes at $0.05-0.10, where there are many loose-aggressive players. The maximum buy-in at my 6-man table is $5 and minimum $2. After 4 hours of consistent tight-play I am at $40 on this table due to these types of players you talk of. Once you double your stack on a microstakes table its virtually impossible to bust out if you play your cards right, figuratively speaking! Just keep folding, limping, and calling on your strong hands, and I'm pretty sure you will find yourself with a little more money than you started off with.
Of course loose aggressive in tourneys is different, since the stack is alot bigger and ppl tend to not take their chips as seriously.
Joined: Apr '09
Age: 38 (M)
Posted by karisteon: Last few weeks I am facing this guy who is raising all the time. He plays like 95 percent of hands.
I know how to play against this type. But with this guy I m going crazy. I have like KhKs he holds 7h3s.he goes all in preflop. I call cause I know hes loose and i have a hand.
Here comes the flop:
7 7 3
I know it CAN happen from time to time but with this one its all the time like this. Is there something I can do aside from never playing with again?
There's nothing you can do about "this sort of player" because they simply don't exist. This one got lucky. But there's no player out there who always wins with their junk hands allin pre flop vs a monster (AA/KK)
Obviously if this person was to exist (ie; someone who could always win with any 2 cards) then you need to stop playing them, as you'll never beat God in a game of poker. He's a cheat.