Originally Posted by hffjd2000
Easy fold here. I thought he has a pair hand. The percentage of your hand to his is coinflip or 52 vs 48 almost the same percentage. Your pot odds is terrible.
Incorrect. The pot odds aren't even close to terrible. They're in your favor.
When he shoves for $10, you are faced with calling $9 more to win a pot that would be $20. This gives you more than enough pot odds to offset being behind by a few %.
By calling as a 52:48 dog, you win $20 48% of the time, so your EV for your $9 call is $9.60 or +$0.60 compared to folding.