Originally Posted by Russian_Californian
Okay, there's an acquaintance of mine, who plays on Pokerstars, Titan and Party.
He does some weird stuff that helps him make consistent profit.
Basically he plays 1/2$ no limit.
What he does.
He will join a random table with short stack, go all in preflop first hand, steal blinds (3 dollars) and disappears from that table.
Then he will join another random table and do the same thing. He says nobody really calls him.
If he does that for 10 times, he will earn 30$.
What do you guys think?
Lmao, sounds like someone I know (That's the sad part about It ).
Long story short years, ago, I won 12.5k from a LB event and ended up doing exactly what your buddy did (I wasn't stealing blinds though), I'd wait to stack them and than leave, and I wasn't playing NL with my entire stack, but more so Limit holdem/Pot limit.
What became apparent was that because I was playing $5-$10, and would take 2-3stacks HU and than leave (None of the $5-$10) HU players would play with me, and they would actually in-fact sit-out the moment they seen me sit in. This forced me to have to move up in limits, eventually I was playing $50-$100 (lol), I know you wouldn't have a reason to believe me, but WVhillbilly, and lots of other players, recall the threads . My heater was not dying down anytime soon, and all the HU limit players were getting sick of me, doing the same play (Winning 8k in 20 minutes and leaving) . So all High stack HU limit Players were refusing to play vs me, at Carbon, and thus I was forced to actually play NL (Now the issue with NL is that when you're actually on a small stack in comparison to the B.R), Sitting down with the max buy-in actually becomes quite scary, the fact that If at any given time you can get stacked and this leads to you tilting that stack away, and I sure punted that entire stack minus the original 12.5k in 20 minutes.
The other issue with your friends play is the fact that most of the players at these limits will have Huds, and acouple of times after He keeps doing the same play, they will eventually narrow down his range and call him lighter than the norm, so that Is another potential threat to watch out for