re: Poker & fixed limit question
Whatever you find in the 'advice' books, you also have to realize that most advice can never apply to 'every' situation. Limit games are just as situational and positional as pl or nl, just in different ways.
Your example so far does not address stacks, buy-in, MTT, ring game, table reads, etc. If you complete from the SB, there is only one player left to act. What do you know about him? Anything? What will you do if he raises? If he is almost sure to raise, I say fold those hands, except maybe the 8,10. If not, complete.
You are already in for 1/2. You'll be first to act after the flop and a check-fold is free, as is a check-around. Where situational comes in here is where your stack sits against the other players. Short-stacked/big blinds, no. Average or better, lower levels of MTT, sure.
Does calling mean you are bleeding off chips? Not really, from the SB. You are already bleeding something. I would also guess there is a writer's explanation as to 'why' you should complete/call. You're not giving us that info.
IMO, in most cases, call. In a few cases, fold. Never raise.
str8 wrote: "At FL it's always a mistake to enter in a pot and then fold to a raise if you only have to call 1 small bet." I'll repeat that there is no such thing as 'always' in poker. If you were to complete the SB and BB raises, you say to call the raise 'always'. NOW you start bleeding chips.