Originally Posted by howleruz
Well, the theory is one thing - I know about the poker odds, believe me.
But, are you actually saying you fold every time someone raises or goes all-in? What does that make you? So, you do what? wait until the perfect monster hand like AA? Theoretical tight playing is cool and all that, but practically - show me one person that adheres to the prescribed strategy 100% of the time..
Everyone goes in to the pot and risks it, because without risk - there is no gain. The theory of the pot odds, chances and etc is all just a theory on how to prevent doing stupid mistakes and risk too much - it doesn't remove all the risk. Even if you wait until you got AA - you can still be beaten with someone who has 22 on the flop of 22A.
What's the confusion here? I don't even ....
The question is whether the risk you took was worth it, simple as that.
Folding AA in A22 board is of course bull shit in 99% of cases because you should expect to best a lot of hands here, especially against fish.
Weaker aces, any twos ( naturally putting you on a big ace) will call an all in here.
In the example you gave it definitely depends on opponent aggression. But I personally I would fold there against an unknown with normal betting patterns and against a passive fish.
I would snap call an agro fish though. they can be doing this with a lot of BS that you already beat, and you still have like 16 percent vs 2 pairs or sets.