Pot Odds for ATC
A bit of pre-amble, if I might. After a few failed attempts, I've successfully moved up to NL($0.25) ring games and am consistently showing a small profit. I've been using PokerTracker to plug holes in my game, and it's helped immensely. (along with info found on these forums) I generally play a tight-aggressive style, loosening or tightening slightly depending on the table.
I've noticed that I'm calling a lot in the SB. My VP$IP from the SB is a whopping 43.7%, compared to just 15.9% from the BB. Even after noticing this trend, I'm still doing it. Often, it's just completing the bet, but I have also been calling raises in situations where an early raiser gets called by others. I find myself on a lot of passive tables where 3-4 limpers will come in on hands and the BB rarely puts a raise in. It seems like I'm getting pot odds
to call, even with very marginal hands.
So, the question is this. You're on the SB at a fairly passive table. What pot odds
would you need to call with any two cards if you're fairly certain (80%) that the BB isn't going to raise? How about in a raised pot?