This is a discussion on maniacs all-in,how to act? within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; In this forum we CAN discuss what would be the right action in a poker tournament where you have some maniacs bet everything and all
In this forum we CAN discuss what would be the right action in a poker tournament where you have some maniacs bet everything and all the time.
Man, if there are a player or many players who bet all everytime u can't miss the chance to catch them. When u think ur cards are good, take a deep breath and hit call! But I suggest u observe first. See 3, 4 or 5 all ins before pay it.
ALL In maniacs is an eternal sickness Open school. with such people need to play very tight and wait for a good hand. I had one game where this was ALL IN manyak an hour. who made the call, he won all. just lucky
Once i had an awesome evening, won every single hand. I could go all in with unsuited 2 and 7 and won with fh or a poker... And if anyone had a flush i had a straight flush... Winning hands for ~2 hours long... The others hated me that was soon after beginning to play, i made about 350€ on a 2c/5c table
A lot of good advice here, and these guys/gals have covered every thing, which is that you should not play like they are. Wait and Wait some more. I may not quote this completely right and I just went to FB trying to find it. Maybe someone can let us know who said this. "It says that your greatness is not shown by the cards you play, but by the cards you fold" GL to you
you wait it out watched a guy in 3am bet all in 1.10 rebuy for a tune of 15-25 dollars he had to win 1st place which he didnt to get his money back. second place he woulda came out even but continued to play to aggressive and moneyed nothing losing a good amount of cash at least to me.
I did well waited on pockets got taken out same time as this person when third player had a better pocket pair playing behind me as I was playing the guy who was too aggressive. So waiting worked out even though neither of us moneyed this event I lost 2.20 over his loss of 15 to 25 bucks
do you dare to dance with the devil in the pale moonlight
frustrating! Just have to weigh your hand and your need for chips.. with a little luck you will have it all in with the best of it and hope it don't turn into some lucky bs! I personally hate tournaments because of this.. People over play everything! The odds are still there but with so many players involved in it some times the way people win is just to be lucky. All ins with AK and 33 preflop are pretty common.. I try to let the hands come to me and fold AK to big raises if I don't need the chips.
Why thou? If they are maniacs, they must play pretty loose, don't they? And if your opponent plays loose, can't you play more hands? It all depends on what cards they have when they shove. If I would see maniac going all-in with 4-9 I wouldn't wait for AK to get their chips... Am I wrong?
i've heard the recommendation to play opposite of them, which i take to mean, play conservative and wait for a monster--as others have said. i think it's best to wait until you don't have to go all-in with multiple players too.
Of course the best thing is to just keep folding until you get a hand you're comfortable going all-in with them. For me that would be A9+, pairs TT+.
That's all fine and well and done to death, but there's something else you should be aware of. If you've noticed this player is extremely loose, a complete fish, and keeps going in with marginal/complete crap hands, in your place I'd take a gamble and call the all in with K8+. Not the greatest move, I know, but sometimes you gotta gamble a little if you're in it to win it.
Well , you play them carefully , each one differently , based on what hands you have seen him ,every maniac , to play . If he plays trash hands because he has a big stack you can play a wider range of cards against him , if not wait for Ax high pairs if you need to shove against them . You have to watch your blinds and pick position and cards , less blinds mean more risky plsay against them. If he has position aganst you and he raises/shoves all the time to steal the blinds , its a good opportunity to double your stack in no time . In SNGs they are a pain in the *** for me , although the same rules more or less against them apply ,it' s far more difficult with 5 or 4, on the bubble , bigger stacks shove on the bubble more category cards , but if they are also maniacs , sh** ... they don't stop...
You can get a full advantage of that situation. It is an easy win according to me. If someone goes all in you calculate the odds of you winning. If you have good odds and you are not risking all of your chips then you will kick those noobs out of the table.
i have just been free rolling, but if a maniac appears and jams a lot, i might call with Q high =[ it should be against a maniacs range. in a real game, might be good idea to wait for a strong holding.