Guy min-raises and...
With a caller and the blinds put together I'm getting pretty good odds
to call as I'm in the BB. I was ready to fold if the flop didn't hit me, but it did.
The guy acted scared on the flop so I called and tried pushing him off his hand and it worked...
Thing is, I had an even worse hand at the moment he folded than I told him I had. Figured I'd go ahead and sound extra stupid since folks had to be figurin me for a moron anyway. Told him I had 72(for a boat). Afterwards he had a hissy fit about folding his 88. I had 7's with a measly 5 kicker(but they were suited I swear!).
Anyway he said you're not supposed to use odds in tournaments and sng's. WTF? I'm confused. Mike Sexton's been lying to me through the television all this time? I've been duped. And Mr. Sexton seems like such a nice man through the coaxial cable.
Why oh why have I been working so hard at calculating odds so they're even approximately correct when I'm not even supposed to use them in tournaments?
I'll just die. Nah, not as long as I can push someone off a better hand.
Still, is there a reasoning to completely ignoring odds in tournaments? It just sounds very strange to me.