Originally Posted by JusSumguy
These guys are too dangerous for me to lower my open. I'm still waiting for monsters.
I've seen these guys make a pro cry. And laugh at him while calling him a fish. I almost slashed his tires for the poor guy.
This definitely isn't a "losing" strategy as obviously your calling range is strong. My problem is, monsters don't come around often and villain might not be around then.
Therefore, if I can establish a calling range which is wider than monsters but gives me +EV, I'm going for it.
That being said, I think I call with A9+, KTs+,77+, maybe 44+ and QJ+ as my position improves, if villain is to my right...Althought I'm not too sure. I might tighten up in EP to like 99+, AT+,KQ, etc.
Even then, that might still be too tight. I believe hands like 99 or like ATs still have a decent amount of equity vs top 25%. But this guy is shoving even way more than top 30%...
In fact, I distinctly remember a case like this, a guy did this in a live game. Came into a $300 NL game with $100 and 3bet shipped vs my EP raise pre. Said I didn't have balls to call, so I called and he showed 77 vs my TT. Next couple hands, he shoves everyone folds, then when I'm in the BB, he open shoves again and I snap with 99. He shows me Q7 and I win.