HU vs maniac

    • peche025
      peche025
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      Joined: 14.12.2008 Posts: 1,387
      I have just been playing in a SnG and when we got down to last three the big stack ca, 10,000 vs 2000 and 2000 (blinds 120/240 then 150/300) started open pushing every hand. What is your calling range here? Also I got heads up with him and he continued this, is there any difference in calling range?
  • 5 replies
    • ritinja
      ritinja
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      Joined: 27.05.2009 Posts: 2
      I'm definatelly calling any A, most pairs, KT+ etc. but I'm a cash player and in sng's it's different..
      is calling with smth like top 20%-30%$ hands OK?
    • PKSSebulba
      PKSSebulba
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      Joined: 17.05.2009 Posts: 30
      like any Ace and most of Kx or Qx, of c pockets

      Look, you can catch him on some trash hand and win pretty fast or double him up and still be in great shape and overplay him later. Even if you are slightly underdog its ok to call IMO.
    • excelgeo
      excelgeo
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      Joined: 17.10.2008 Posts: 1,107
      i would call with top 40% if he really shoves so many hands.

      that is any pair, any A, any K, Q9+, some jacks (J9, JT) if my stack is deep enough
    • peche025
      peche025
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      Joined: 14.12.2008 Posts: 1,387
      I think a couple of you misread part of the thread, he is the big stack so a call is my all in. I don't know if this makes a difference though
    • deVall3y
      deVall3y
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      Joined: 06.01.2009 Posts: 554
      being a big stack with two short stacks ITM, he is right pushing very wide because both of you cant call him that wide because of ICM Tax.
      HU cEV = $EV. if hes pushing very wide (often thats what you need to do with a shortstack HU), you just need to call relatively looser than you would otherwise