Dealing with early all-ins
Over the last few weeks I've been trying to build myself a bankroll by entering micro-stake tournaments in the hope of being able to graduate to bigger ones eventually.
So far, a resounding lack of success...
What seems to happen time after time is this. First hand, two or three people shove all-in. Whichever of them has the best hand, or gets luckiest, rakes in all the chips of the others. That person then proceeds to go all-in time after time, knowing nobody can knock them out even if they call and get lucky enough to bust them, and in the meantime they're collecting the blinds every time.
I've tried sitting and waiting for good cards, but usually by the time I get something worth thinking of shoving back on, my chipstack is looking positively anaemic compared to the bully's.
I've tried calling their bluff, but it seems that every time I do, they flip over a high pair or something else that has me beat. I *know* they can't have a decent shoving hand every time they go all in, but when someone shoves on every hand how can you get a read on when they're bluffing
and when they're for real?
Today it happened yet again. Finally copped pocket aces against one of these bullies and called them... only for them to turn over QQ and hit a third Q on the turn. Which I know is just lousy luck, but it felt like the last straw.
So what is the recommended method for dealing with idiots like this? (Other than playing in higher value tourneys where I assume such behaviour is less common, but until I manage to get a bankroll together I'm not in a good position to do that.)