Sorry for the delay, but here's what I shall call poker
hand of the Month as it's been that long since I've posted.
I'm playing in a $30 Hold 'em tournament, the blinds are 100/200, and I have 5225 chip stack.
I am the last to act on the button and I make the standard raise to 600 with
SB ponders a decision, then puts 2036 all in, and BB folds.
So here I am put to a tough decision and have to do some maths on the run, to work out my pot odds. So, I have 600 in the pot and I have to call 1436 to win
4272. So I'm getting 2-1 on my money to make the call, if SB had 3000 or more chips to begin the hand, I would not be getting the right odds to call. But with only 2K I am right on the border.
In most cases if you getting 2-1 on your money, unless there are other things to consider like proximity to the bubble, or your stack size, you usually must call with any 2 cards.
Given my hand these are the hands I may be up against and the odds:
(one over one under) odds - 40%/60%
(2 in the middle) odds 43%/57%
(over cards vs a pair) odds 48%/52%
(one over card) odds 32%/68%
(dominated hand) odds 29%/71%
( 2 under cards) odds 18%/82%
So 5 out of 6 of these situations I am getting roughly 1-2 or better odds to call, only in 1 case am I making a bad call.
If you have any thoughts or ideas, on why or why not to make this call please post, I look forward to more hands of the week in the future. I will post what hand I was up against later in the tread.