Lots of discussion lately about calling with the worst of it, so I thought I'd continue the discussion here.
For example, last night I was in a shove or fold position in a game after a nasty little beat earlier. I picked up A-X suited, and the Ace was obviously good enough for me. I get called by K-X unsuited, and he says, as he calls "Hopefully you just have an Ace". Now, I don't mind the call...so don't misunderstand. Any call you're risking chips with that you are comfortable with is your choice completely.
My question is: Why do you call when you automatically assume you have the worst hand? If you think you have the worst....then calling is stupid....isn't it?
Now, if he had said "hopefully you just have a small pair"....I'd be happy with that. He thought he was in a race with his two cards and was willing to risk it.
I mostly bring this up because I've seen it over and over again lately. People call, and when they see the other guy's hand, they say "I knew it!" Well if you knew it....then why did you call?
Just a question to throw out there for your discussion.
Another question I saw on another site today was interesting too.
Someone asked, and I want to quote for you so you get the full picture:
"When do you need to fold a big hand, I am not talking about AA starring at a board of 4 suited cards or four cards to an up and down straight draw. When do you lay down a big hand when your pretty sure you have the best hand?"
Now, to be perfectly honest, I'm at a loss. Not because I don't have my answer, but because I'm not really getting the question. If you are "pretty sure you have the best hand"....why would you fold?
By all means, discuss away...