Originally Posted by cap
how do you play with people who dont care about pre flop raises?
my friends who i regularly play with tend to call every raise pre-flop. i find this really hard to play with even though i win a lot of the times. i find this hard cus it keeps almost everybody in the pot so people can have anything in their hands and beat you with bullshit cards.
what advice could you give me when playing against these guys?
If they are trying to get in with mediocre holdings to a raise, I suggest check raising often preflop after limping with a big hand. ie. be the one to put in a second raise, preferably one that puts them to a decision (pot size or bigger)...lately I've just been letting everybody dictate the action, they raise preflop, I call, they continuation bet, I raise. It doesn't matter what I have, 67% of the time they miss the flop. My second option is to call the continuation bet, see what the turn action is, and act accordingly. I find most people don't fire another bullet if they miss. Just make sure they aren't initiating the slow down play against you. (This is a move better players make with a monster...bet flop, check turn, huge raise on river)