re: Poker & when fish running like god, stay or leave?
Originally Posted by rssurfer54
Why would you tighten up? You want to play every hand you can against the fish.
I LOVE it when there's a maniac fish on my table who's playing 90% of the hands, & getting extremely lucky winning huge pots. If I'm able to buyin for 250bb's I do so instantly.
Yesterday I came across a few of them (Spain & Brazil
seems to be a common theme). All were new players & were reallyyyy bad. I lost ~10buyins during the session but actually felt I played great.
One hand, in UTG I'm dealt AA, I raise 4x (cuz maniac is in BB & I know he'll never fold). He calls. I flop Topset & am thinking, "how do I get the money in?" He donkbets "POT" (7bb).. I raise 25bb.. & he calls. Turn seems a blank.. he leads into me again, leaving me a bit more than a pot-sized shove.... so I ship it & he snapcalls with a gutshot... & he gets there on the river, lol. This was great!! (even if it didn't seem like it). I LOVE these guys & am hunting them down regularly (they all make my 'friends list').
Can't say I'm one for believing in 'luck streaks'. I get kinda shocked when I see other players leave a table that has a maniac like this on it. Sure they may lose a couple/few buyins to the player but so what. Why leave? Ever?? I've watched tables break up cuz the other players leave while a maniac is 4bai with J8o & getting there vs. big pr's. I almost cry when I see the table break up (I'll sit there & play the guy HU til' he leaves too).