Originally Posted by NoWuckingFurries
In this thread (http://www.cardschat.com/f11/cash-game-buy-105799/) the following comment was made:
- Is it right to assume that BB means Big Bets, and not Big Blinds
- Do you agree with what was said
- Why do you need that big a stack for set mining
3. Implied odds
. I think we both aggree that if you have 5 big blinds, calling a 3x big blind raise with 33 hoping to set would be stupid. If we miss, we lose 3 big blinds, but if we set, which happens about 1 in 9, the MOST we can win is 5 big blinds. I'm not even going to work out our ev because it is so obviously negative.
#2 is based on whether our opponent will stack if we set (or how likely it is they will, we can never know without seeing their cards) or how much on average we expect to take if we set.