Hello CLP community,
This is a general question about playing with high variance whales / fish / maniacs and the like. The casino where I log most of my hours is modest by some measures; on a good Friday night there will be 3-4 cash tables + one big O. The action can actually be pretty good, and although there's usually nothing bigger than a 1/3 game the games can play bigger than that, more like a 2/5.
My issue: There are a couple of almost local legend whales that show up at these games. I'm a winning player, and overall have a pretty solid game, but am trying to get to a more consistent level of play - 2019 was my best year yet.
My question is when these guys show up the games almost play like pot-limit-omaha, you'll be lucky to see a turn without putting your stack in. Other players literally salivate when they hear they are inbound! At a recent evening one of these guys was making it 20-30 in the dark on every hand (1/2 table). I raised a couple if time to ISO, which worked - but both times lost my stack while being way ahead pre-flop and post flop. These guys don't play here often, and I'm just wondering if I should avoid these player types and the chaos they create because running bad against them can be quite a setback, and you may not see them at a game of this type for several months ...another player ran great against the fish, on this particular evening, and probably had 6,000K in front of him, not bad for a 1/2 table - the fish was probably in for about that amount, maybe a little less.
Sorry for the long narrative but would appreciate the feedback.