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Today in an mtt one player on my table got early chip lead and become bully and busting
Please tell me how to play against bully.
Today in an mtt one player on my table got early chip lead and become bully and busting player with worst hand.. he is raising every hand and going all on on flop..
18th May 2016, 1:52 PM
Online Poker at: Pokerstars
That's not that unusual a tactic. He's going to continue doing it till he gets caught a couple of times. In freerolls he may continue regardless of how much he loses. You have basically two options: 1. wait till you or he gets moved to another table, or 2. wait till you get a good hand, then go for it. Accept the fact that when a player does this it becomes a free-for-all, meaning he's going to win sometimes with 72o vs AA. That said the regular odds haven't changed - QKs is still going to win more often than J3o. Unfortunately if he's deep, he's got the chip advantage, and depending on the differential, can easily outlast you.
18th May 2016, 2:40 PM
Poker at: Pokerstars
the best way to deal with bullies is to ignore them just block his chat and play your game
18th May 2016, 2:54 PM
Online Poker at: NetBet
Like MattRyder said. In freerolls people do random things, maybe because they get bored later in tournament, maybe in beginning because they don't feel like playing or they just go for it, because they have nothing to lose. You could just go with high cards, since he is shoving every hand. Or wait to get moved, but that could take a while, and you might be forced to cancel some hands. All in all it's a freeroll in the end of the day so..Have fun!
18th May 2016, 3:12 PM
Poker at: ACR
Game: NL Hold'em
re: Poker & How to play against bully?
I play it patient and wait, and wait until i get an awesome hand than i pretend to limp in wait for the bully to make a huge bet or go all in and call him ; )
18th May 2016, 5:45 PM
This is the best situation in my opinion just wait till you have a hand with an edge then trap to get it in if he turns up with a monster or our draws you what can you do that's poker