Best strategy against aggressive big stacks late in a tournament?
Sorry for the novel, thanks in advance for reading.
Well, here lately I seem to be running into quite a few of these lately. I played the PPA freeroll earlier today on pokerstars
, and there was one guy at my table that just would not let up on trying to put me all in on any hand I was playing. He probably had about 4-1 on my chips. It eventually caused me to blind out because I rarely had anything better than top pair after the flop.
He was sitting directly to my right. I would raise pre-flop, standard 3x the big blind so as to not give away the strength of my hand. If I made any kind of a continuation bet on the flop, he would raise me enough to put me all in if I were to call his raise. I feel like I had tried to set up my image as tight-aggressive as I could, and I had not been called down bluffing
, but I did tend to fold if someone bet after the flop, if it went completely the wrong direction and I would only be drawing to a pair.
These types of players seem to be the bane of my existence right now, and I really do not know what to do when I encounter them because monsters seem to be few and far between for me.
As to my experience level, I have not been playing for very long, but for what its worth, on pokerstars, I have gotten 3rd out of 1096 in a freeroll, 481 out of 19044 in a freeroll, 1st in a 10cent 360, and placed in the money maybe a dozen or so more times in the same 10 cent 360 person tournament. I've placed top 3 in a 7-15 person live game I play every week 4 out of 8 times. My poker career started around 2 months ago. I know its a very small sample size, but I do see it as just a little more than luck at this point. All NL. I also read everything I can get my hands on as far as poker is concerned.