Originally Posted by Rickman
Avoid FPS - Fancy Play Syndrome.
Don't think too many levels deep - they aren't and you will only fool yourself with your "smart" plays.
Have a guy in our monthly game who personifies the loose, passive calling station. If he utters the word "raise", I'm mucking quickly without a monster. He STRONGLY believes his hand is best if he raises. (I've made bad lay downs where he incorrectly thought his hand was good, but that is a rare exception)
Also keep in mind, that he doesnt play or think like you. He can be on the button with AK and just call when there are a couple of limps in front of him. If you have a mid-Ace in the blinds and hit one on the flop, don't assume you aren't out kicked. Value bet yes. But I try not to get too crazy without having more than a pair.
Honestly, I find him frustrating to play against, but that is because the pain of losing w AK to K6 when he inexplicably calls a sizable re-raise pre-flop after limping is hard to forget. Over the long term, you love bad calls like that. But the "how the hell do you call that bet w K6o" memories suck!
I dont understand why you would pot control vs a wide passive range,
AQo on a A57 board, assuming he calls all Ax and some random middle pocket pairs, he will call your flop bet with AK A5 A7 57 55 77 AA (8+6+6+9+3+3+1) combos (that beat us)
as well as AJ A10-8 A6 A4-2 (8+24+8+24) combos (that we beat), plus he probably flats alot of stupid middle pair aswell so 88-JJ all call 2-3 streets (18 more combos we beat)
that not even counting the times he calls with 7x 5x and 86 46 43 23 (heaps and heaps and heaps of combos we beat) etc
, so this becomes a very clear spot to vbet thinly. so we can definitely vbet multiple streets when we flop single pair hands.
if anything this is the ideal opponent to vbet single pair hands against because tight player are more likely to fold to multiple bets with worse so its hard to get value.