Originally Posted by Suited Frenzy
Being in situations that involve tbl bullies when you have a decent or small stack are hard to handle. I've been in the situation where the tbl bully has raised every 2 out of 3 hands & was doing it just to do it. I confronted him about it & he/she said this "i really don't care, i have the chips & even if i have 7 2 offsuit i'm going to raise up." That was bizarre to me cause that person was a good player from what i had noticed & didn't need to bully the tbl in order to win. They just kept it up the whole time & most of the time would get people to fold by raising up 6-7 times the BB everytime. A few times the bully would donk off a few & let a smaller stack double up but somehow it seemed that it was all mapped out by the bully & they knew exactly what was going to happen. They had bs hands most of the time & would hit the flop or suckout out on the turn & knock some1 out.....what was happening was bizarre. What would you do in a situation like this in order to keep a bully from succeeding?
I'm assuming that you're talking about ring games, although it's not 100% clear to me.
If it's a tourney, bullying is standard procedure, especially as the blinds get higher.
At a ring game, you shouldn't have a "decent or small stack" or you're not going to have chips to manouver if the the pot swells early and you want to be able to give players pot odds
to make mistakes.
Otherwise, play tight, see flops where you have decent pockets, take him deep when you hit a monster. If he's aggressive postflop as well, use the rope-a-dope strategy.