Originally Posted by pat3392
I'm aware of the differences between HU and normal table, but do you still raise ATC if you you're constantly being played back at and have too many chips to ship it?
Do you call the flop with bottom pair knowing that villain is likely to barrel the turn? If you've called the turn then I basically should call the river too, which gives him the opportunity to determine how many chips go in the centre.
If you allow the maniac to control the table, ie: making all the bets and forcing you to fold your hands, then he will probably win.
You have to control the pot, if you have ANY decent hand then you need to raise!
Calling his bets (although not always his all-ins) is really a sign of weakness, he will exploit it.
If he makes a reasonably sized bet and you have a decent starting hand, then you need to raise forcing him to make a decision.
A starting pair even a low pair in HU is definitely worth playing.