Originally Posted by z28_RoadRage
I believe this is a leak in my game, but what advice can you give me for completing in the SB in a MTT.
ie: 2 limpers in and you have rag cards, should I complete to see the flop or just give up the blind. I have looked at it as I'm getting (I assume) good odds to see the flop, but I feel I have spewed too many chips in the long run.
The small blind is absolute crap. I lose more money from the SB in every flop game than all other positions combined. In some games it's the only position that I lose money in. I play it so poorly that I'd save money by folding it every time. That being said...
You really aren't getting good enough odds to complete with rags against two limpers. If the limpers are coming in with any pair, any 2 B-Way, AXs, and one/two gap suited connectors then you only have about 20% equity with unconnected/unsuited low cards (rags). Not to mention you'll play the rest of the hand out of position.
What are you planning to do when you don't connect with the flop? Check? Or how about bluffing
into multiple opponents who you know had better starting hands than yourself? Neither of those is very pretty. Without flopping the nuts (or close to it) you really won't know how to proceed.
I say if you can't raise from the SB (against 2 limpers) then fold. Odds can sometimes be enough to justify a call with one disadvantage (poor starting hands) but rarely enough to overcome multiple disadvantages (poop starting hand, poor position, and facing multiple opponents).