Yes, you read the title right.
There is a player in my pool who seemingly has no skills when it comes to bet sizing. Pre-flop he will either limp, fold, or shove all-in. If he happens to see the flop he will either check, fold, or shove all in. That's it.
He will limp pre-flop if there is not enough money in the pot, and he will limp his entire range, even AA in that situation. But that is the only time he will make a move other than check, fold, or shove.
I have seen him show down the following hands. AJo, A3s, KQs, AA, 55, QJs.
Basically he plays his whole range as passive as possible until he decides there is enough money in the pot, and then he will either go for max value, or max fold equity.
He's 'all-in' about once or twice an orbit. Sometimes more if he's somewhat short. His usual buy-in is $100 at 1/2, and he'll stick it in however and wherever he can until he wins a few and then he settles in. But he always always plays this 'all or nothing' strategy.
He's not a maniac. He's not spazzy. And I don't think he's stupid. He seems to be playing what would be considered good tournament strategy under 20BB's. Except this is a cash game, and we're 200BB's deep.
So far the most +EV counter I have found is to move tables. Playing with this guy creates an atmosphere where a table full of otherwise loose-passives turn into a family of nut-campers. I don't think that's a profitable situation, or a very fun one, so I've been making efforts to avoid this guy, or re-locate myself.
Assuming I'm forced to play with this guy, and his aura has infected the masses.....meaning the table is playing tight/trappy....what's my plan? What's the best seat?