Originally Posted by paumarhas
i've seen this type of play - "the maniac" sometimes it seems like they can't lose. and you really hate them especially when your playing on your best and waiting for the coerrect cards and position and they're free to play anyway they want......
that's why because of these maniacs every now and then i allow myself to play recklessly just for the heck of it, with no concerns. of course i only play low limit. but if i had money to throw around i would probably become a maniac myself, hahahahahahahahaha.
gl and peace
I did that yesterday.
i was playing TAG for the most part in the FT Canada
freeroll, down to about 40 players. I have a bigger than average stack, get AK and raise 4x, get called by another medium-big stack, flop a Kxx board, bet, get called, I shove, he calls with K8o, and wins with two pair, knocking me out.
I was so p@#^^$$% off, I then played in another freeroll and decided that I
would be the one playing Kx, and any other junk, just raising like crazy. I quckly built up a huge stack, from a series of lucky breaks, but then I fell back into TAG style and got knocked out anway
The LAG / maniac style can work against very tight-passive players, but if they play back at you, it's time to hit the brakes, which some of the real maniacs will refuse to do, and is how they usually get knocked out