Calling A Raise Regardless Of What You Have
OK. I know a couple of players that do this and I believe it's not a good stragedy. Let's say you're the big blind with
and the blinds are 100/200. Four players limp in. You raise it to 1200. Everyone folds except for the last to act who calls. To make a long story short, he actually beats you with
because he hit his flush after chasing it when two diamonds came up on the flop. You ask him why he called that raise. He responds "there were no other players in the pot."
In other words, he simply called because if he folded I would win the very small pot preflop. I don't see this as a great stragedy overall. He obviously got lucky on that hand. Instead of giving up your 100, you would rather take a chance on a crap hand for 1200 and more after the flop. Obviously, it depends on the hand you have but it seems better to give up you're 100 instead of risking 1200 on a crap hand. What do you think?