View Full Version : (Semi OT) I'm not so good with this math stuff. Call?

09-21-2005, 01:43 AM
Disclaimer. This is from a MTT. But this forum seems to be were the fold or call specialists hang.

PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em Tourney, Big Blind is t4000 Ante 200(8 handed) converter (http://www.selachian.com/tools/bisonconverter/hhconverter.cgi)

CO (t65225)
Button (t93496)
SB (t73515)
Hero (t14592)
UTG (t117314)
UTG+1 (t36896)
MP1 (t48041)
MP2 (t1241)

Preflop: Hero is BB with 6/images/graemlins/spade.gif, 2/images/graemlins/club.gif.
<font color="#666666">5 folds</font>, <font color="#CC3333">Button raises to t14000</font>, <font color="#666666">1 fold</font> Hero?

Lets just say I called, and the hole table laughed at me. /images/graemlins/blush.gif All much better players than me. It was around 40 left of a stars 10+1 MTT. I thought I needed to test my luckbox, since the final table is were the money is at and slowly dying to make $7 more than I was already guaranteed doesn't seem like a good deal.

I figured if I folded I'm in the SB with 2 BB next hand. I wont have any FE no matter what I do, and will probably never be able to get in first anyway. And if I wait much longer even doubling up won't buy me any FE. Button could have any two cards. Why not take what is likely a 60/40 dog to triple up now instead of waiting? Why is this wrong? Am I just trying to rationalize a horrible call?

09-21-2005, 01:55 AM
Why do it now when you will almost surely have a better hand next hand?
Edit: I totally missed the fact that you are the BB. I still fold and wait for a better hand.