HU against a calling station?

    • Maarten84
      Maarten84
      Bronze
      Joined: 22.02.2008 Posts: 2,782
      Situation is like this...

      You get HU really early in the sng, blinds are still 80/160. You have 4000 chips and villain has 9500 chips..

      Every time you raise preflop, he calls... on the flop he will often bet or just call your cbet. Turn the same, haven't got a clue when he does what.

      When he has position preflop he seems to e randomly calling, pushing, raising preflop...

      Few examples

      No Limit Holdem Tournament
      $6 $0.50 Sit & Go (Turbo)
      2 players
      Converted at weaktight.com

      Stacks:
      BTN winnerwinnercd1 (8395)
      BB Hero (5105)

      Blinds: 80/160

      Pre-flop: (240, 2 players) Hero is BB A:spade: J:diamond:
      winnerwinnercd1 calls 80, Hero raises to 480, winnerwinnercd1 calls 320

      Flop: 5:heart: 5:diamond: 9:club: (960, 2 players)
      Hero bets 480, winnerwinnercd1 calls 480

      Turn: T:spade: (1,920, 2 players)
      Hero checks, winnerwinnercd1 bets 480, hero????

      No Limit Holdem Tournament
      $6 $0.50 Sit & Go (Turbo)
      2 players
      Converted at weaktight.com

      Stacks:
      BTN Hero (4145)
      BB winnerwinnercd1 (9355)

      Blinds: 80/160

      Pre-flop: (240, 2 players) Hero is BTN A:spade: 4:club:
      Hero raises to 320, winnerwinnercd1 calls 160

      Flop: 7:club: J:diamond: 9:spade: (640, 2 players)
      winnerwinnercd1 checks, Hero checks

      Turn: T:club: (640, 2 players)
      winnerwinnercd1 bets 640, Hero folds

      Final Pot: 640

      winnerwinnercd1 wins 1,280 ( won 320 )
      Hero lost -320


      No Limit Holdem Tournament
      $6 $0.50 Sit & Go (Turbo)
      2 players
      Converted at weaktight.com

      Stacks:
      BTN winnerwinnercd1 (9175)
      BB Hero (4325)

      Blinds: 100/200

      Pre-flop: (300, 2 players) Hero is BB 4:spade: 4:club:
      winnerwinnercd1 calls 100, Hero raises to 600, winnerwinnercd1 calls 400

      Flop: 8:spade: 9:diamond: Q:club: (1,200, 2 players)
      Hero bets 800, winnerwinnercd1 calls 800

      Turn: Q:spade: (2,800, 2 players)
      Hero checks, winnerwinnercd1 goes all-in 7,775, Hero folds

      Final Pot: 2,800

      winnerwinnercd1 wins 10,575 ( won 1,400 )
      Hero lost -1,400


      And so on.. really had no clue how to play against him. I decided to just start pushing my 'good' hands preflop. He called me twice with rubbish, first time I won.. second time he won.
  • 5 replies
    • rhinoneil
      rhinoneil
      Silver
      Joined: 16.04.2008 Posts: 1,159
      Looks like he is calling then waiting for you to show some weakness, ie checking before he makes a big bet to take you off the pot.
      You have to vary it against this type of player.
      No point in standard raising if he is calling anyway. Raise bigger or limp in. Check raise, overbet. I guess that if you limped in, he would raise. Thats fine, fold a couple of times then shove over 3rd time with atc, he will fold.
      He thinks he is strong cuz he outchips you but that situation can quickly turn around.
    • bogie
      bogie
      Global
      Joined: 23.09.2007 Posts: 109
      Hi,

      AJo =68.6 = push
      A4o =26.5 = push
      44 = 41.3 = push

      use the HU charts mate in the gold section they do help with these decisions.
      good luck :)
    • Maarten84
      Maarten84
      Bronze
      Joined: 22.02.2008 Posts: 2,782
      Mmm interesting, did not think about them.. do you use them a lot?
    • viewer88
      viewer88
      Bronze
      Joined: 19.04.2008 Posts: 5,545
      raise tighter preflop, c-bet less and play more valuepoker :)
    • bogie
      bogie
      Global
      Joined: 23.09.2007 Posts: 109
      Mmm interesting, did not think about them.. do you use them a lot?


      yes these help or you could use a stop and go strategy post flop as you seem to be having problems in this area.
      i.e. raise pre flop/check flop,wait for (sv) to bet , then go allin. this works a treat against this kind of opponent.
      dont forget its the big stacks right to put you to the test .!,SO YOU HAVE TO STAND YOUR GROUND WITH YOUR GOOD HANDS. BITE BACK !!!, FIGHT THE AGGRESSION WITH AGGRESSION.
      calculation= s stack/divide by BB to get your push number then compare to the chart, if lower PUSH ! (this is in the first row ) the (sv) row. the others are if you know what range the opponent will call with . hope this helps you
      good luck :)