Originally Posted by S3mper
^ this is my thought on it plus just cause we call a min bet doesn't pot commit us to get stacked or lose much after the flop
Of course. Just because you call doesn't mean you will go broke.
However, it is just a bad spot, and we will be c/f the flop the majority of the time.
The times we call will be with a likely dominated TP or with straight and combo draws.
But TBH many people just C/C 3 streets when they hit the J or 9 and lose money. Poker is not about getting into stupid spots and losing. Poker is about making +EV plays time and time again, and winning more than you lose.
The people that make calls like this, and lose money time and time again are why good players make money and have a win rate. So if you want to just play junk hands OOP, please continue. I don't want people to improve in this aspect.
I have played a lot of poker through the years. Cash games are easy for tight patient players. The reason this tight ABC style works is because there are always at least a couple players willing to put their money in bad to spite the warning signs, dynamics, starting hand requirements, position, and a bunch of other factors that contribute to making +EV decisions.
I mean no disrespect. I am just stating my opinion, based on my experience.