Hello All, Lately I've been in a Slump of Never Ending BBs+Bad Calls+Coolers+Stupid Plays...To be honest I find that I bring it all about myself, I mean Making a Bad Call is Well -EV for the Simple Fact that your losing, and also at the same time Making a Bad Fold is Also a -Play, so My Question is How do you read Maniacs? Do you Automatically Assume that they don't bluff Or do you rethink your ways and Assume that they do bluff? Now assuming that the "Said" Maniac is Bluffing, then It's easy to make the call against them, but in Micro Games, where PPL fold Less and Call more, then Really Separating yourself from them is a Matter of Reads correct? The More Correct Reads you make the More/Better Chance you have to make it far in Tourneys, but the same theory holds true also, the More Correct Calls you make the more of a Better Chance you have to win it correct?
My Example is a Low Buyin 10K GTD tourney over on Stars, I held QQ preflop and it was Early on, 25/50 Level, and we had about 7k we raised 200 or so, Got 1 caller, Flop came with an Ace/5/8 (Down those lines), we Check the Person Shoved, we fold, same Scenario kept coming up, against the same player, but it was always My Pair vs W/E he held and he never Folded, now because of this, our Chips Kept going down, Until I raised Once more this time blinds 200-400 with KK, and he called again and Again Flop came A/10/7, We checked and the person Shoved again....We called and lost....Now Yes I made a Bad call, and Yes I could've folded, and Yes I could've done this and that, my Question is Do I believe when these players shove that they have it, Yes or No? Would it not be Better to Assume that they Have the Goods when the Scare Cards Come up that way we can still be Saved somewhat?