Originally Posted by remus_ny
I have a big leak in my game. I don't know if it's really a leak .... I really don't know anymore what to do in these stupid situations.
So let's say I'm playing 10nl: I'm in SB/BB with 88 and the button (25/20) raise 0.30 (hands played with him 100+, steal 40+, 3bet 10+, 4bet 10+!!!), so he is pretty aggro and I say well I know he likes to steal a lot so I 3bet 0.90 and he 4bet 2.70, I shove and guess what? he shows QQ+. I shoved because his 4bet range is soo high, and I have a decent hand aganst his 4bet range. Is these a bad play ???? Often times I just have to fold.
I don't understand these guys, they steal and then 4bet you... they are willing to risk their entire stack just to make you fold. Yes I know sometimes when I have a big hand I stack them, but very often I 3bet and fold. Same thing happens when I steal and they resteal, and sometimes I 4bet and they shove... and I fold. Again I'm talking here ONLY about these steal/resteal maniacs.
Is ok to go allin light against these guys or I just fold to their steal and stop stealing them when I'm IP ???
This is actually something you should do vs such players. BUT, its also part of the leveling war. What I mean by that is this.....If the player is adjusting his play to you, and you are doing the same to him, then by nature of that, a leveling situation has taken place. So there are two things you can do here.
A. You can make this play randomly vs him (like do it 10% of the time you are dealt 88)- This is for balance, but its also for your image vs him. If he ever catches you doing it, its not a bad thing, hell back off from that point, and you can go on playing your normal game for a while.
B. If you think you are better at out guessing what adjustments hes making, then you do some when you think his 4 betting range has passed the threshold. (even still you will run into QQ some of the time)