Originally Posted by yraikel
We already know that pot odds should larger than the draw odds. But how about in a flip coin situation? Example: Suited Ace King vs. pocket 8. There is $30 in the pot and the pocket 8 makes a $250 raise pre-flop. Should you call with your cards? Assume you know you are facing a smaller pocket pair. The odds are very close to 50% but what about the pot odds? We know that in order to make that call you should have at least 2:1 in the pot so there should be a minimum of $500 in the pot (but there is only $130 now)
The flip side of this thought is simple: In a coin flip situation (ignoring the 48% vs. 52% details.. to me this is a 50% shot,) if the pot has any money there (even $10 for the sake of the argument) – you should make the call. In other words – if you invest $100 with a 50% chance to win -and return a $110 plus your investment when you do win, run this a thousand times you will be making a great investment. However, a $110 in the pot asking for a $100 call does not suffice for our 2:1 pot odds.
What am I missing here? I appreciate your thoughts
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