I just wait them out as sooner or later someone is going to catch them, with any luck I will catch a high pair and steal their chips. As a matter of fact I have one of those at my table right now and I am just waiting for my time.
Tighten up and open raise only if you willing to call his thing.
Call with good hands like for example AJs, 1010 or even lighter but only if you know that it's a heads up and no one else will get involved.
Many times I'm thinking that I 'm a decent player and that I'll have many fair chances to win later and so I don't want to get busted for 120bb with a somewhat marginal holding, when playing for that amount of big blinds, like AJ or 1010 that I would never call against an unknown player.
But then again luck always takes its part even if we hold AA, and if the opportunity arises I 'll make the allin call light against an 100% shove range and good luck to his Q3o xD.
Sometimes we will lose but the point is to make right and reasonable decisions.
It is good to adapt in various situations and to not follow the tendencies of the bad players.
At the micros many players do all the crazy stuff, like shoving any two or all the table limps in and call everything. Keep calm and keep playing your game with a little adaptation. At such situations is not bad in my opinion to limp some hands too in position (I mean limp after all the table is in, never open limp and just raise if you have one limper) or call crazy shoves deep with a wider range.
These situations happen only at the micros and since adapting plays a great role in general this is why I'm suggesting such things xD. Don't take me wrong.
That is a sign that you are in play with the kids most usually. Try to be calm, wait for the moment when you have strong hand and make the move. That kind of donkeys are usually seen on the freerolls, on other I would say tourneys with just 1 dollar buy in, you will rarely see this play. So the only solution is to be calm, don't get too tilt, because if you do, you are falling in their trap.
Every hand from pair 8's are good enough to go all in, but depends of the type of tour you are playing. If you are in late stage don't call with less then Q's as you can lose and blame yourself for your bad move.
Patience is your strength and you will master it with time.
That is always irritating but i see they don't last more than 4 or 5 all ins before they are caught.
But i have been killed off by them when i had a solid hand and they suck out.
I think in some cases its people doing that to see if they can double right away and if they triple up they may settle down and play.
There is no doubt that being patient is the answer to these all in donks. Also I find that because of their style of play I find myself limping and calling more often. This seems to work to get me into the money. In the past 6 Tourney Freerolls I have played, both ACR and 888, there have been a lot of 'all-inners' and by using a wait and destroy strategy I have been in the money 4 out of 6 tourneys, unfortunately not in the big money...yet...lol
Going all in repeatedly is a very efficient technique, specially in bigger stakes and if you built a tight image at the table. I use it when I lose a big pot, people instantly put me on tilt and if Iím late position I can get away 2-3 rounds and recover some of the loses.
When you face a maniac you need to know HU play and ranges. They will probability be on 40% of the hands when you call (no, not 80%) so you can call with big cards, medium aces and medium pairs if you can afford it (be at least twice their stack). The smaller stack you have the tighter your calling range. Donít call from EP
To be honest, I like it a lot when there is a player of that nature on the table, the only thing is to have patience and the luck that you get the right hand, to increase your stack or take away the rest of the chips he has
I would usually fold, unless I have a very strong hand myself. Then I would call. With these type of players, it is important that you beat them. Don't call them with weak cards because then they might win and the problem gets even bigger.
Takes a few hands to figure out he's that asshole, then I pick my spot, 90% of the time that goes my way, but really really sucks when he just happens to have cards that one time or goes all in with 72 and gets it, makes me sooooo mad.