Lol. I just picked off a player playing above his bankroll, and he was the nittiest nit I’ve played in a long time. Early on, he was willing to battle, but I had hot hands and got 1600 chips in the 6th hand on top two pair. After that, he completely nitted up for about 40 hands. Folded to most raises, folded to any bet. For like 40 hands. I thought about opening my range and exploiting this, and maybe I did a time or two, but I was also hitting pairs a lot.
Eventually he bleeds down to around 1500 chips, and expands his arsenal with random shoves. I never have anything on these hands so it’s nothing to dump them, let him win his 1.5BB. He’s not doing it enough to make up for all the folding he’s doing, so whatever. He’s doing it seldom enough to give him credit for probably having something. I’m not interested in coin flipping for a million against a player with this level of skill. Not with my luck.
Around the time blinds reach 50/100, suddenly his style changes again. He raises every pot to 2BB now, and I am in the midst of a cold streak of 64, 42, 53, 92. A time or two I get a straight draw, miss, and am too weak to try bluffing this new personality.
So he gets back up to 2200, but then my cold streak ends, I get some hands I can raise with, and as soon as I do, he goes right back to folding like a nit.
I figure, ok, limp then and see if can get him to build a pot. Any time I limp, he raises, either all in or more than I’m comfortable calling with on those particular cards.
Eventually, get him to call a 2BB raise, I’m holding A6o, and he calls, and I flop middle pair on an 863 board with two hearts. I figure he folds a lot, and probably has nothing here, so I bet and he calls again.
Figuring that this is a bad idea, but really not wanting to lose this pot, I bet his exact stack on the turn, figuring he’d surely fold, and he snap-calls, flipping up pocket 55s, and misses the board, my 66s hold up, and I win the game. What a nerve wracking way to win 2M. If the top card on the flop had been a 7 instead of a 8, it would have been a straight for him and he would double back up, take the big stack, I’d have blown another game making a stupidly risky play. But if I only won the usual 1.5BB there, probably I’m still playing him 120 hands later.
LOL so that game was almost half his bankroll.
I do get lucky sometimes.
That’s enough poker for one day.