Originally Posted by akaRobbo
Agree to disagree then. At 10nl I can't see raising or calling being a massive error at 10nl against a bad player. Villain dependent like almost everything is.
The only villain this makes sense for is a maniac.
You only have so many possible edges in poker.
When someone is short stacked they are removing some of the potential advantages of position, because the more money is in the pot in relation to your stack sizes the less position relatively matters. So after preflop you lose your positional advantage.
You don't really have a card edge here because you are playing a pretty trashy hand. He is very likely to be playing a better (read more equity) hand in this situation. So you don't have a card edge.
The only edge you are claiming to have in this situation, is the skill edge. Well, that is actually hampered a little by a short stack player too. Since they only have 1 or 2 post flop decisions to make you can't really abuse your skill edge as much either.
In this situation the best thing you can do - given that positional edges and skill edges are being blunted by the short stack player - is to play up the one edge that you still have. Card edge.
I think it goes like this, from best to worst decisions you can make in this hand. Fold > Raise > Call. Calling is literally the worst thing you can do in this situation against a non-maniac unknown shortstack player.
There is no real villain dependency here.
Without a sick read, this is a hand that should be folded to a raise preflop.
If you don't get that, you need to consider what you are calling with. You're going to have problems winning long term.