Originally Posted by shinedown.45
As an example: you have 77k in chips, 1 EP player goes all-in for just over 4k, all folds to you in BB, at this point blinds are only 250/500 and you hold A4os.
I tank for a bit and think it's only costing me a small percentage to call so I call, villain turns over AJ, 4 on the flop and villain doesn't improve.
You don't mention antes, so you're getting 4,750 to 3,500 on this call. Basically, you need 43% or better to break-even on a call. It's not impossible that you have that much with A4o, but it's not a sure thing either. The fact that he's shoving from EP into the full table suggests he's at the higher end of his range and is more likely to hold a pair or an A-x hand. Against that range, you're only 36%. If he was shoving from the CO or BTN, after the table folded to him, I think the call is better.
In short, the call was pretty fishy. Sure, you have enough chips to take a -EV spot in the hopes of busting someone out. At an early time in the tournament, removing a single player doesn't always increase your equity much. The chips you stand to give away will mean a lot for the short-stacked player.
To answer the original question, I don't really talk about poker or poker strategy
at the table. I like when other people try an talk strategy. It tells
me a lot about how they play and how I can exploit them.