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How to handle table "bullies" that talk smack!  0   
There are many strategies on how to handle not only a table bully but one with a mouth on him. I like to play small pots early with stupid hands. I pretend to get upset and typically the player starts LMAO and calling me a donk. I find my way and continue to play low risk pots until I eventually double up on him with another stupid hand like Q 9. He now gets mad and starts in with the donk and fish and threats of busting me. As we all know we have to change our strategy. Now I have more chips and will raise and if he re-raises I will fold, hopefully I can do this once or twice and then I get a hand (It happens eventually) and when he thinks his re-raise will take it down, I call. Raising him tells him I have AA or KK. Now he will come out after the flop and the cards dont matter and he will try to take the pot with another large bet. This is where I go all-in, he has to committed too mant chips and has to call and this time I will have the nuts and double up on him again. This is all assuming I dont get some sick bad beat! You have to be patient using this strategy and it is risky but it can really pay off big and you will get the final word!

CMJ1102

     
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Fiirst of all ignore what he is sayingl. If you are heads'up just call the blinds to see the flop, if he raises simply fold and give him a false sense of being in control. Don't be afraid of going to showdown with top pair-top kicker, he'll usually call with the second or third pair. Don't bluff him. Minraise often for value, he'll see it as a challenge.

     
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i love when players get all pissy at the table,because in no time i bust most of them

     
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in the bubble allways the big stack owner playing very aggresive and want to eat blinds for free and sometimes they got calls and loose but they dont worry about it i also playing in the same way at the bubble position becouse u can earn some extra 10 % off your stack only for agressive play

     
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If some jerk is getting to mouthy I simply block his chat and focus on my game.

     
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Very good point,when in middle of field or higher it is an excellent time to add to your stack,simply because people are worried about the bubble.As for the bully with the mouth ,i love it because that usually means he or she is not very serious about their play and i just sit back and WAIT!!! Chances are they will pay you off.

     
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Patience and diligence and attention to detail will overcome the gobby players, especially the ones who declare at the outset that they are the best player at the table, they shove with nothing most of the time, trying to create a fearless table image, slowly slowly catchee spider, as Peter Alliss used to say, let the would-be bully take a few blind then hit him where it hurts, in his pocket with a well-timed shove with a big pair or trips...

     
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