Hi guys my first hand i post on this forum.
Yesterday i played in a crazy €5-€5 game in my local casino. Normally there is only €2-€2/€2-€4 but whenever this rich whale enters the pit they quickly open a €5-€5 thru €10-€20 table where every grinder wants a piece of him.
He almost always raises without looking at his cards for 20 or 30 more (often he announcing this before he gets dealt any cards). You often will see everybody limping towards him and he raises lets say double and than somebody will try to 4bet iso him large to get HU with him(95% he will call this huge amount, sometimes saying "ah you have AA, lets try to outflop you). Its so ridiculous how almost every hand this goes on. His VPIP must me > 95 lol.
Yesterday i was sitting at seat 4 where i noticed this hand from a friend and good winner of my.
Seat 1: player 1($1000)
Seat 2: player 2 ($500)
Seat 3: player 3 ($500)
Seat 4: CLP subscriber ($500)
Seat 5: player 5 ($2000)
Seat 6: BIG WHALE ($1420)
Seat 7: Hero ($2000)
Seat 8: friend of hero ($1000)
Seat 9: player 9 ($630)
Seat 10: friend of hero ($2000)
Seat 1 posts the small blind of $5
Seat 2 posts the big blind of $5
The button is in seat #10
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Hero [Kh Qd]
Seat 3 calls $5
CLP sub calls $5
Seat 5 calls $5
BIG WHALE raises to $100 (he announced lets gamble guys my last hand and i raise to €100 blind!)
Hero raises to $250
friend of hero folds
Seat 9 raises to $630 and is ALLIN
friend of hero folds
Seat 1 folds
Seat 2 folds
Seat 3 folds
CLP sub folds
Seat 5 folds
BIG WHALE calls $630 (he looked doubted for a second and calls with a fck it attitude)
As played do we call or shove? fold is no option right?
Do you like the iso raise KQo? What is the minimum hand you need in this situation vs a big spewing whale who plays like 50% of his hands blind preflop? My friend shoved and told me this is standard but i feel he cant be making a lot of money long term in this situation and at least it is very high variance. But i know he is 1 of the biggest winners in the casino. Maybe there is a lot of value to gain by recognizing this sort of spots and open my game more up.