This is a discussion on How to beat a maniac at your desk within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; Who never had on his desk a maniac
What you did to defeat it
the best way to defeat he wait for the right time
turn maniac too?
everyone has the right to his own game, so mind your own business, and play your game, call him when you are good, or wait for someone else to call him.
I love when I have such a player on the table, because he is not competition for the title, he can't win every all in. So yeah, play your game and don't bother your self and of course do not type him any message or try to chat with him, relax don't tilt, w8 for good card and bust him out.
I've started ignoring these maniac players. They used to make me angry and I'd start playing bad just to strike back, but I've learned that they will usually get knocked out relatively quickly, so now I just chill and hope I'm the one who get's their chips, because somebody will.
If you at the table there sits a maniac:
-Don't make bluff bets;
- If you have the monster hand outside positions to play minibeam or by check;
- Always in position to make a raise on his bet, with top pairs, overpairs or other strong combinations.
-Playing weak hands with maniacs inappropriate in online poker!!!
If you at the table there sits a maniac, it is best to stay at that table to extract from it the maximum profit.