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Old 01-06-07, 11:27 PM
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NL Holdem .25/.50 blinds.

Playing in a home game this game this situation came up. How would you play it? You are holding ATs and raise $2 before the flop. You get two callers, one of which is a maniac.

Flop 10 4 8 rainbow.

Player to your left bets $1. You raise to $4. Maniac goes all in. ($24 and all your stack.)

Player to your left folds.

Action is on you. Call or Fold?

I want to know what you guys would do?
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Old 01-07-07, 12:40 PM
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Well I'd say it really depends. You want to try to get a read on the opponent. Obviously the first thing you want to try and figure out is whether or not he/she flopped a set. The player might also have an overpair, like JJ. Most players will tell you with JJ in a cash game you just wanna get in for not too expensive and hope for low cards to hit the board, or a set. 4X big blind raise is standard and if I were holding JJ I would of just called and not re-raise.


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Old 01-07-07, 01:18 PM
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If you say this guy is a maniac and you have seen him do this before with something like second pair then you pretty much have to call. It all depends on what you have seen the maniac do before.
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Old 01-09-07, 05:17 AM
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Old 03-31-07, 10:20 AM
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NL Holdem .25/.50 blinds.

Playing in a home game this game this situation came up. How would you play it? You are holding ATs and raise $2 before the flop. You get two callers, one of which is a maniac.

Flop 10 4 8 rainbow.

Player to your left bets $1. You raise to $4. Maniac goes all in. ($24 and all your stack.)

Player to your left folds.

Action is on you. Call or Fold?

I want to know what you guys would do?

I could suggest you start analyzing the maniac on any possible tells, or betting patterns; but in my opinion the fact that he is a maniac is all you need to know. I would definitely call. If you play with the guy enough you'll win enough of these situations even if he is packing pocket jacks this particular time.

My guess is that he got into a hand he didn't want to at the pre-flop price, such as a low card (like a 4 or an 8) and a face. He hit middle or bottom pair, is frustrated by the fact he's in the hand at all and pushes all in to cease the action.
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Old 03-31-07, 07:42 PM
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as other poeple said, if i've seen him do the same thing before with top through bottom pair i'd call.

however, if for any reason i wasn't sure that he almost always plays crap i'd fold, for 24$ you can sit pretty and wait for the maniac to do the same thing when you flop 2 pair/trips/flush/straight.
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Old 05-17-07, 02:38 PM
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I think I would have called, if he really is a maniac.

But what did you do in the end?
did you call or fold,
and what did he have??
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Old 05-20-07, 01:12 AM
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Call i think...If he hit 3 of a kind there he wouldn't go all-in yet... Its good to slow 3 of a kind in rainbow flop
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Old 09-07-07, 04:30 AM
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fold why would gamble away your stack when your better than this guy and can outplay him
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Old 02-20-08, 03:32 PM
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fold instantly
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