This is a discussion on Kamikazes are very boring. within the online poker forums, in the General Poker section; these kamikaze players are very boring, they bet everything without having anything in hand and the worst thing is that sometimes they win.
Agree with Mackmasterss, the kamikaze player is in all levels. Freerolls and tournaments like the sunday millions. Crazy to think that they would pay that kind of money to bet with nothing time and time again, but luck out and beat the better hand many times. I can't count how many times I been busted by a runner runner.
Nothing is more bewildering in poker than when you lose with a premium hand, all-in, against a kamikaze player with a junk hand. It makes you question the whole point of playing poker, especially online, since you don't see that type of behavior in casinos.
I know that we need players like this but it seems that when playing them live as opposed to online I have much less variance. It really takes away from the entertainment of playing the game as well. I’m unsure as to what they’re trying to accomplish. Just the satisfaction of ruining someone’s good hand. I’ve been getting called with A2o in a 4bet pot with AKs and get it all in and they flop a 2
When you face this players you can't bluff, just play with premium hands. Most of times you will win, sometimes you lose but you know that you do the right choice.
Poker is that, do the right choices because this is profit in long term.
I can't call such players boring, because, what they do blows people's brains out! By the way, I've never noticed a violent or aggressive reaction in a live game... Probably because the screen of a computer or gadget protects them and they can afford a lot!... I have nothing against different hands on the preflop or flop, but when you have an advantage of 90% or more and can't knockout him out of the game and lose to him on the river, it's absolute nonsense.... Or in the same situation, you get all-in from a crazy player on for all your chips... Buttons from the keyboard start to fly out.....
Early on in a tournament it is annoying, but lets be honest, if it is a free-roll they are not losing anything, I have called early all-in pushes from players with A/A or K/K and still lost, but it is the risk I am willing to take, and if the Poker Gods are smiling on my opponent, It's goodnight from me.
I have been victim and the Victor in some of these all-in idiot shoot outs, but again Free-rolls don't cost you anything, I have even come across them in low stake buy-in games anything from a 10 cent MTTs to $1.50 SnGs some even higher, but if you are not calling them with premium hands when do you call?
I once played a 10 cent SnG and was dealt pocket 10s first hand, when a player on the button shoved all-in, I expected him to have a big pocket pair like Aces or Kings, but I really didn't want to play against such an aggressive player, so I called expecting to go out, first hand and I could find a softer game, after all I just wanted to play Poker not Bingo! Low and behold he had 7/2 off and I was shocked, I know luck has the upper hand in a all-in situation but 7/2 off, he must have been smoking some weird S***.
But then again 10 Cents isn't that much to some players, and when it all comes down to it, any amount of money is only important to each individual player. It is all relative to what you can afford to lose, Playing low stakes for me is just for fun, I don't want to win mega Bucks playing Poker, I just want to have a little fun, and enjoy the game.
It's part of the game to bet however you want. Be kamikaze or moderate everything is planned. There are no rules that prevent you from playing as kamikaze. Luck or bad luck, strategy or inability walk randomly through the plays.
Kamikaze players is part of the game, I think you have to adapt to the type of opponent you're facing, I don't like to face players who limp a lot, but it's all a matter of game adjustment, the bad thing about facing these types of players is that at any time you can be eliminated from the tournament, for example you have pair AA you won't fold to an all in pre-flop where you call the all in you already run the risk of losing a good part of your chips or even being eliminated
The word "kamikaze" by nature is the opposite of boring. While these players can be very annoying they are anything but boring. I generally prefer to play against these types because the person with patience will usually win over them.