"Omg I hate nits" OK, but aren't they easy to exploit?

TheSeaWizard

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I often see people on social media hate on nitty players which I can understand to a degree, however I must ask, when it comes to playing against a nit, they are easy to exploit a huge chunk of the time but this is just me observing many opponents who overfold almost everything, isn't it possible to win a whole stack off of them?

I play a lot of 2/5 and 5/5 and I can't help but notice that when it comes to poker players at the table, I manage to gain chips because whenever I go to the flop. I make a bet, even in multiway pots (not a big fan of), everyone mucks a lot of times. Even with 4-high sometimes.

Another thing I notice is whenever they win like a $200 to $600 pot, they only tip the dealer $1 (I tip an amount that make sense like if I win a $1000 pot, I tip $50). Could that be another tell to indicate that they aren't just being nits in the sense of hand ranges but also their bankroll and maybe I should play hard against them?

So far, my plays have been netting me some profit, but I could always earn more.
 
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Why would you hate nits? They are easy to play against. I'm a borderline nit to start with, and I think I am pretty easy to play against because I am generally not bluffing, until I adjust based on how they are playing against me. Generally if you lose money against me, you are not very good at poker and bluff too much.

Hate the LAGs instead. They are much tougher to beat.

That said, whenever I catch an LAG bluffing I love it.
 
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Why would you hate nits? They are easy to play against. I'm a borderline nit to start with, and I think I am pretty easy to play against because I am generally not bluffing, until I adjust based on how they are playing against me. Generally if you lose money against me, you are not very good at poker and bluff too much.

Yeah, I try to avoid bluffing in general unless I have a reason to do so. Not gonna play absolute garbage multiways unless I see my opponents check too quickly with me on the button.

Hate the LAGs instead. They are much tougher to beat.

I was gonna say, LAGs can be rather irritating to play against. And it isn't just the fact that they are even sitting at the same table as you alone. Just wait until you are card dead at a full table with them. I DESPISE being card dead at a full table. 5 or 6-handed? That is a different story. And if there are multiple $2/$5's or $5/$5's going, I can get a table change or sit out for a few hands. No obligation to put up with a bad string of cards. No matter what anyone says.

That said, whenever I catch an LAG bluffing I love it.


When you are all-in pre with a pair of eights and they call you with J10 suited and brick brick brick brick brick? Hell yeah.
 
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Because the nits over-fold almost every situation, if they do play back at you you'll have to give them credit for a strong hand. This leads to you having to over-fold which is just a boring way to play the game. In addition, you'll probably make some profit against these players because they are playing so far from optimal, but because you have this game of "I'm going to over-fold because you keep over-folding" pots and winrates stay small all the time.

I don't really know anyone who hates nits because they can't beat them. More often than not they prefer sitting with someone else because it makes the game more fun and profits are higher.
 
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