re: Poker & Playing against a very aggressive opponent.
As others have said above, I'm not keen on increasing my pf raise size due to the LAG, especially if I've tightened my range due to the LAG - I don't think this will get action on the hands you want to have action on.
I like silver's limping strategy if you're acting OOP to the LAG in FR.
I also like 3betting these guys as you suggest - but I'm much more biased to value 3bet rather than light 3bet in this situation - for the reasons you gave. One additional reason - they'll tend to call with some very speculative hands, and if the board is dry or you hit it hard, you can many times take the lead postflop.
Any thoughts on 6max vs. FR? In FR, I'll tend to tighten up a bit and not have much of a problem, since my FR game is relatively tight anyhow.
In 6max, though, it forces me out of my comfort zone to tighten up that much - kind of defeats the reason I play 6max. Obviously, re-raising premium hands against a 30/25 is appropriate, or getting tricky and limping OOP can work wonders, but I don't like to wait that long in a 6max game.
The things I've been thinking about in 6max for this situation are:
- Somebody playing 30/25 is playing a lot of speculative hands - so hitting a top pair on the board is generally good - I hate playing passively in these hands, but I end up doing a lot of calling down in this situation, because I don't want to be re-raised out of the pot unless I see a definite sign of weakness. I really hate being this passive, but I've gotten pushed off of TPGK several times when trying to be the aggressor.
- If a LAG shows down a weak holding, or gets pushed off a pot, I think they tend to tighten up as a result, especially postflop. Playing back at a LAG who just got pushed off of two pots in the last two orbits seems like the right thing to do.
- If the LAG keeps up pace for more than 3 orbits and nobody pushes him out of a pot or forces him/her to sd a mediocre holding, I go find another table.
Do those sound reasonable?