Originally Posted by Bentheman87
Just played a SNG where I was card dead the entire tournament. There are 4 players left 3 get paid, the blinds are big and the big stack has been pushing all in preflop the last 15 hands or so in a row and was called only once. Finally I get a decent hand, A5 offsuit, so I raised from the CO. And the SB finally picked up a hand, AA and went all in, I had to call since it was only a few more chips. Flop came 9 5 5 and I won. Very next hand I had 88 the maniac pushed all in against me I called he had 55 and caught a 5 on the river. Funny thing is this kinda thing is the norm on FT.
I find a good strategy against a maniac is to get into the hand with a strong ace or a high PP and fold everything else.
You can't play position when there is a maniac at the table pushing every hand and if you can, please enlighten me on how to play position against an ATC maniac.
A maniac tends to push ATC and IMO the above strategy works very well against maniacs.