This is a discussion on How to play against an aggressive player within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; So when playing against guys that are going all in pre flop every hand what type of hand do u call this type of player
The aggressive player is constantly applying pressure rather than playing every hand. What you describe is more like a maniac. Premium hands against a maniac might give an advantage, but that's not certain.
The way you describe is more ore less a player who does play bingo poker, someone who does not care to much of the tournament is he play but ofc there are players that play agressive like this apparently and can have profits but even so they need to have a strategy they follow.
One of the best strategies for playing aggressive players is to see as many flops as possible and then lure your opponent into a trap. If you get raised frequently, it is important to 3bet for value as often as possible.
Is this dummy playing a tournament against you, or is it live? if its a tourney, then your stack dictates what to do. Also, what's the structure? How often do the blinds go up? What's your stack size? What's your position? If I'm first to deal with the idiot, then a-10+, pocket anything. If another player calls, I gotta have A-K, and pocket Q's. If it's a ring game, gonna wait for needles, Kings, QQ, and slick. Blinds ain't goin up, and I ain't goin nowhere.
If villain is truly a maniac (committing many chips with mediocre hands) then you just widen up your calling and raising range.
If villain is a solid aggro reg, then you just tighten up and call more instead of raise in spots where you have a good but not great hand. Solid regs will only call you with better, and you wanna give him a chance to bluff. You don't wanna raise up the pot unnecessarily. Pick your spots to bluff. Value bet with big hands and bluff with crap in the right situation. Call with hands in the middle.
Also be mindful of the hands you show down with the reg because he might have taken notes on you based on those hands. Use that to your advantage.
Again, if villain is a dummy, just play your big hands aggressively. No need to overthink.