Originally Posted by nevadanick
At 2nl it would be a common problem I think. Not much different than a freeroll, imo. Many raisers like that are there for the fun, entertainment and excitement - not the profit. They want a story they can tell to their buddies at the water cooler or the local bar later about 'how I took this monster hand down'. Their losses are never mentioned.
Maybe they simply read a book and followed selective memory priciples. "Be aggressive in those certain positions, the raiser always wins the pots."
You may also be playing the kings and queens of the lotto/bingo world. They really don't care what hand they are playing. ATC can win. Some advice above says to lay in wait for your own monster to take them down. >>>>>>>>>>>>Who says you WILL? The next post will be in the Bad Beat forum threads about "what was this #$%hole thinking...??"<<<<<<<<<<
If you're running pretty hot or above variance, you'll win some. If not, your br is suffering. If there are 'always' raisers like that at every 2nl table and you can't just keep moving, remember, you are playing penny ante poker with Uncle Fred and Aunt Martha who brought their jars of pennies with them for the weekend game.
I have to go after them, they are coming after me at the tables now....
I have had some bad beats from not watching the cards .
Or i piss someone off at a table and they start, with raising... I did take notes on some, that some will raise with low cards and limp in with high cards, i only picked it up after some showdowns.
Originally Posted by WVHillbilly
I disagree slightly with the sit back and wait for a monster advice or maybe I just disagree on what a monster is against a guy who's like a 90/50 type. Against these players I'll play for stacks preflop with hands like AT+/KJ+. Yes it's high variance but long-term it's profitable. You really need to take these guys $$ while they still have it (because they never do for very long) and it never hurts your image if people see you shove 100BB over a 3bet with AJ.
I will call with low PP on them