[NL2-NL10] NL2 5BI deep - QQ Against MANIAC

    • Karl0zzz
      Karl0zzz
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.01.2010 Posts: 111
      Hey!

      Here I am, sitting on a table with MANIAC who is 6BI deep... :s_thumbsup: , I'm 5BI deep, looking forward to double-up.

      I don't know, was it too much of a gambling or was it a good play... :rolleyes: I often find maniacs on my tables, should i adjust and call/raise their PF AI/3-bets,4-bets lighter? Or just wait for a MONSTER?

      Okey, my target stats: Vp-86 Pr-45 AFq-66 (66 hands)
      Previous actions: He was pushing like ever 2nd hand PF, 3/4-betting like a maniac.
      And i think the SB was tilted because he lost several big pots against the maniac.

      Microgaming - $0.02 NL - Holdem - 7 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      MP: $0.29
      CO: $1.93
      BTN: $0.00
      SB: $0.99
      BB: $0.94
      Hero (UTG): $9.27
      UTG+1: $12.86

      SB posts SB $0.01, BB posts BB $0.02

      Pre Flop: ($0.03) Hero has Q:diamond: Q:club:

      Hero raises to $0.10, UTG+1 calls $0.10, fold, fold, fold, SB raises to $0.99 and is all-in, fold, Hero calls $0.89, UTG+1 raises to $12.86 and is all-in, Hero calls $8.28 and is all-in


      Can we discount premium hands due the cold calling most of the time? I expect that aggressive player to 3-bet it..? What would be a correct calling range here and how does it differ with stack sizes?
  • 5 replies
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Karl0zzz,

      Being 500BB deep it's really close spot, most likely with your reads that he is a maniac and shipping practically any2 then I am also calling him down. Without any reads I might even fold.

      Best Regards.
    • Karl0zzz
      Karl0zzz
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.01.2010 Posts: 111
      Obviously my read was good... :s_biggrin:


      Microgaming - $0.02 NL - Holdem - 7 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      MP: $0.29
      CO: $1.93
      BTN: $0.00
      SB: $0.99
      BB: $0.94
      Hero (UTG): $9.27
      UTG+1: $12.86

      SB posts SB $0.01, BB posts BB $0.02

      Pre Flop: ($0.03) Hero has Q:diamond: Q:club:

      Hero raises to $0.10, UTG+1 calls $0.10, fold, fold, fold, SB raises to $0.99 and is all-in, fold, Hero calls $0.89, UTG+1 raises to $12.86 and is all-in, Hero calls $8.28 and is all-in

      Flop: ($19.55, 3 players) T:diamond: 9:diamond: A:diamond:

      Turn: ($19.55, 3 players) K:spade:

      River: ($19.55, 3 players) J:spade:

      Hero shows Q:diamond: Q:club: (Straight, Ace High) (Pre 57%, Flop 31%, Turn 17%)
      UTG+1 shows 8:diamond: 5:diamond: (Flush, Ace High) (Pre 20%, Flop 65%, Turn 83%)
      SB mucks A:spade: 2:club: (One Pair, Aces) (Pre 24%, Flop 3%, Turn 0%)
      UTG+1 wins $2.89
      UTG+1 wins $16.56


      But got sucked out again.. :rage:

      "I often find maniacs on my tables, should i adjust and call/raise their PF AI/3-bets,4-bets lighter? Or just wait for a MONSTER?
      What would be a correct calling range here and how does it differ with stack sizes?"
    • ilovemagic
      ilovemagic
      Bronze
      Joined: 09.09.2011 Posts: 1,019
      thats gotta sting. my stop loss is 2 stacks. i wouldnt be able to play for a week if this happened to me lol. you got unlucky!
    • Karl0zzz
      Karl0zzz
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.01.2010 Posts: 111
      Originally posted by ilovemagic
      thats gotta sting. my stop loss is 2 stacks. i wouldnt be able to play for a week if this happened to me lol. you got unlucky!

      Lol,

      It just wasn't my day. 11Bi under EV :rage:
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      "I often find maniacs on my tables, should i adjust and call/raise their PF AI/3-bets,4-bets lighter? Or just wait for a MONSTER?

      Being so deep of course wait for monster. :)

      What would be a correct calling range here and how does it differ with stack sizes?

      Mainly only very strong PPs like QQ+ at the best. Even with AK it would be rather a fold. About stack sizes would depend also on opponent, reads, hand strength. :) There is no default line in poker which you can always follow.