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LAG Attacks!

FuzzypupFuzzypup Posts: 2,546Subscriber
edited December 2016 in NLHE Strategy Discussion
So for shits and giggles I decided to play the 1/2 $300 max at a new casino. I had to wait for a table so I was watching them for how people played. Table was just the right mix to play loose and tight predictable players. So I decided to open my game by raising lots of hands with semi-bluff power.

within 90m I noticed people getting frustrated with me. Some hands I hit and won that they saw were not optimal like 87o or 96s. Just hand reading and tells in mostly smaller pots. I was up a little and having fun. A couple tighter guys had 3b me at this point. I folded. It was a little more than the normal but it's fine.

Finally I got caught ugly with K9dd, King high vs 2 people all in winning 1/2 the pot vs the larger stack missed FD and losing to a shorty (which I had 7 outs. The look on people's faces were Kodak moments. But it was the right play with 2 overs and 2 backdoors.

So this is a hand that came ~10m after that. And I can tell players are adjusting.

V is an unknown to me because I haven't seen him play too loose or tight. He has seen me raising a lot and play post flop. He saw the K9s hand go down. Eff stacks $355

So comes around I raise AQo, I get 3b by V and call with position.

FLOP AKxxx no draws.
He bet large on the flop, I called
He bet medium on the turn, I called
He shoved the river 5/6psb, I called getting 2.2:1. He had TT and was very frustrated at my call.

IMO he had way more value combos than bluff combos. But how can I justify my call? I did it through reads, his bet sizing, and my image.

I am very adaptive to my tables adjusting my image but this one was rip for this style of play. It is a style I am not used to. So I have no grasp on how to manage it when facing playings playing out of their comfort zone and bluffing. I couldn't mathematically justify my call vs a relative unknown except reads.

How do YOU ALL make these considerations when it is not your normal style of play?

I think some of you have different answers, very different, due to how you play and where you play. I read Ed Miller's books and I have to adjust his strategies because they function differently from Florida to here on many factors.... or San Fran when I was there.


  • chilidog Posts: 2,427Subscriber
    One of the best live NL players I have ever played with (DGAF) for any significant number of hours once told me:

    The beauty of playing a super LAG style is that you don't have to worry about making hero folds.
  • pokertime Posts: 2,194Subscriber
    edited December 2016
    I play way too LAG for my own good. I think you just have to know the style you are playing at that time and commit to it. In a spot like this I would just tell myself I'm never folding as he's sick of me, playing back with worse and will shove into me if I just call like I'm weak.
  • FuzzypupFuzzypup Posts: 2,546Subscriber
    I found it very interesting how the players adjusted but I couldn't quantify it beyond their standard play. Their bluffs had no logic to them. It was quite a fun time. The funny part is that the only difference between me and them was I raised the hands many would limp with.
  • chilidog Posts: 2,427Subscriber
    That happened to me the other day when I was in Kansas. This farmer guy 3bet and then called off the rest of his entire stack with K4o against me when I raised/4bet with AK. (Obv he won!)

    Never underestimate the power of the spazz
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