re: Poker & How to play against someone that plays.....
Originally Posted by lost2qandisa
How do you play against a player that plays every single hand. Example, start of a tourney, ten hands have gone around and one guy has played every hand and called every single raise. At this point, he has sucked out two others and got a giant stack. I pick up AK suited. I lay down a 4 X BB of my 970 chips because he limped in. I am into the pot for 100. The flop is a A hearts 7 diamonds and 3 diamonds. I drop a pot bet and hope this guy folds. He calls. The turn is a K of diamonds. Top two pair. Flush showing. He checks to me. I bet 350. Called. River is a 10 diamonds. @#%$ He checks. I pushed, hoping he thinks I have a high diamond. He calls with A 8 unsuited and the 8 is diamonds. BUSTED!
How do you play against players like this? I have played this guy in three different tourneys and some how he gets miracle hits all the time. It is hard to put him on any card because he will call with low or mid pair or nothing at all.
What to do?
Betting hoping for him to fold with by far the worse hand seems daft. You should be betting for value, not for folds. You should only be betting to hope people fold out better hands that yours, not worse. This player shows he will likely never fold anything, bluffing him seems pointless, so just value bet them - they will pay you off.
Shoving the river is quite terrible. You have top two on a 4 diamond board, with no diamond in your hand and likely no fold equity. You just said this guy is terrible and calls probably anything, do you honestly think he will be thinking about your hand here and actually think "This guy could have a decent diamond in his hand, I'm going to fold my pair with a diamond". He'll look at his hand and if he has any diamond, he'll call. All you did in the end was turn your hand into a bluff into a player who wouldn't fold a 2d in his hand.