View Full Version : Getting 2:1 on an all-in, when do you not call?

10-21-2004, 05:24 AM
Late in a tournament when the blinds are big enough so that when short stacks go all-in, you're getting 2:1 to call in the BB. What hands do you have that make it incorrect to call?

Mike Haven
10-21-2004, 09:20 AM
i don't think this is strictly a probability question as the behavioural tendency of the player comes into what he hangs on to try to catch in his last round or two

on the other hand, if he has been forced all in because he can't receive another hand, then you could use one of the poker programmes (http://www.geocities.com/TheTropics/Cove/6357/programs.html) to work out what you need to have to lose to a random hand more than 33% of the time

again, whether you could call in odds terms is different to what you should call in strategic terms

i think you should consider asking your question in one of the Tournaments forums