This is a discussion on calling range - tilting maniac within the online poker forums, in the Tournament Poker section; Pokerstars regular SNG, £5.50 buy in.
I won the first hand when my AKo hit an A on the flop and I'd made the villain pay
I won the first hand when my AKo hit an A on the flop and I'd made the villain pay for his draw, which never came. My stack is t2200.
For the next 6 hands the villain open shoves his t800 and picks up blinds and a few folded raises to get his stack up to t1000
What's our calling range from MP when villain shoves from UTG?
13th October 2010, 8:45 AM
Poker at: Full Tilt
really tight. many people left to act, and the more he continues to shove, the more likely it becomes that he actually wakes up with a hand.
something like 88+/AJs-AKs, AQo-AKo
13th October 2010, 1:39 PM
Online Poker at: bodog
I would say pretty tight too, the more he is shoving the more chances others at the table might jump in as well. You want to make sure when you make the call that you are busting the maniac tilter out and not doubling them up.
13th October 2010, 7:05 PM
Poker at: Pokerstars
I don't think you really have "calling" range here since you are MP the move would be to get a re raise or a shove of your own in to discourage others for coming along for the ride.
Or am I way off base here?
13th October 2010, 7:53 PM
re: Poker & calling range - tilting maniac
no i agree with kmixer, your range is whatever your going all in with
13th October 2010, 8:49 PM
Fair point, kmixer. If calling I'm going to reraise to isolate the nutter.
My usual strategy in this situation is to lay low and let someone else take the dude on - with t2300 I don't need to get involved in anything. But more recently I have started to loosen up a bit early doors. The thinking is that when there are 4 or 5 people left I am often making a life call with AJs so why not give it a go here?
For the record I shoved AJs, the maniac had Q8s and he got the flush.