Playing Lotto Lunatics - Strategy?
I joined 888Poker yesterday because I figured that given its popularity with the masses as a casino, its Poker segment would be filled with bored drunkards and the like who are there to see every flop and check round to a made hand. My plan was to exploit this.
However it's actually a lot more difficult than I expected, because the major difference between these people and people who actually want to play Poker and preserve their bankroll is, these people are like suicide bombers; they have no fear of death whatsoever. So a whole load of strategies go down the toilet - you can't thin the field, raising PF does essentially nothing as you get instacalled by everybody in the game, you can't scare bet, represent, offer odds
, nothing. Everybody plays every hand no matter what. They will limp and check wherever they can and essentially wait for a made hand.
I ended up just stopping writing notes on these people because they all play exactly the same way. Their superpower over us is that they have no fear. They're like one big terrible player who gets to see 5 hands preflop (in a 6 seater). 4 of the monster's hands will lose, but one will draw out, and you, the victim, ultimately lose out to this monstrous school of fish.
I saw one high stakes game where every hand was an all-in. Every single one. All that happens is the money gets passed around from player to player, and at first I thought 'maybe this is one guy with five accounts, waiting for the 6th victim?' But after playing a little more today, I actually think they were different people, but all with exactly the same no-fear strategy, which happens to work out zero-sum for them because everybody else has the same stupid strategy.
So I'm interested to know if anybody has cracked a strategy for this. So far I've learnt not to bother building a pot unless you pretty much know you have a made hand, because most of the time you'll be drawn out on becuse there are so many people in every hand. Check drawing hands, fold to any bets. The other players instacheck all the time so checking to them doesn't imply weakness, it implies 'I want to see every street like the rest of you until my hand is made'. But so far that's all I've got.
Any tips would be interesting to hear.
NB> I've actually only really been playing SNGs but this question applies to cash games as well and figured there'd be more discussion here.