Originally Posted by w16227
Call with strength and position.
Bad lag = you need to play tight and let them pay you off.
Agreed. This is my favourite type of opponent for a cash game.
Just wait for good hands. When oop, wait for strong hands and check-raise their C-bets when you hit your hand (especially the type who uses a pot-sized or larger bet as a C-bet). I prefer to check-raise than check-call, because I don't want them filling some gut-shot or back-door draw when I check-call.
When in position, play medium to small pairs along with your big cards. You can probably just call when you hit your sets, maybe raise occasionally to change it up (so he doesn't learn that you always call when you have a set / top-two-pair, etc.). Don't worry too much about laying down the best hand when you have TPTK, etc., because you're at risk of losing big pots with those hands, while you should still get paid off enough with your sets / top-two pairs, etc., to make up for it.
I'll only "completely slow-play" (i.e. check-call oop or cold-call with position, on both the flop and turn; always value bet the river) if I have a lock hand (or at least nearly invulnerable monster, like 2nd boat or something)... but even then I'll mostly bet/raise for value.
Btw, my least favourite opponent is a calling station. In both cases (uber-LAG manica and calling station), it's hard to get a read on them or any feel for the strength of their hand... but at least a LAG maniac will pay you off (by betting into you) when you have them crushed, whereas a calling station never bets into you and is apt to lay down their hand the one time you actually have them beat (and calls to the river to catch some miracle-draw when you only have TPTK).
*EDIT* By the way, I didn't vote in the poll because, other than the 1st option, I don't totally agree with the others. You should only be drawing if you have explicit pot odds to do so, or if you're certain you have sufficient implied odds (like, when you catch your flush, you're certain he'll still pay you off and not shy away with 3 of your suit on the board). You shouldn't be calling C-bets with nothing but a draw if you don't have odds. If you think his C-bet is a bluff and you want to challenge him (with a draw but insufficient odds), then RAISE, don't call. But personally, I'd fold.