Originally Posted by 3 Olives
This example is exactly why you play what would be considered garbage hands from the blinds if you are getting good odds. You may play 4/2o numerous times for a quarter bet in an unraised pot, or 3/4bet in a raised pot.
Maybe, but exactly how good do they odds have to be to make playing 42o worthwhile?
Say it is just you in the small blind with 42o, and it's folded to you. Assuming the big blind is going to check you're getting what, 4:1 on your money for completing? You've gotta win the pot one time in four to break even and on its merits, 42o isn't going to give you that. Usually you'll be facing overcards and a bet that there's no way you can call.
Maybe you can bluff often enough to make it profitable, but you've gotta be up against a pretty weak player for that, and then it really doesn't matter what you're holding in your hand.
Way I see it, most of the time it's just dead money and one instance where I would've made quads doesn't change my mind.
(I'm talking about a full table, BTW. Heads up is a different matter)