Originally Posted by c9h13no3
Put your opponent on a hand you can beat, and call. Nice strategy, I like it....
It's called optimism. 50% of the time, it works all the time.
Mr. Jazz, first off, I hate short stackers so take a look at how many hands he has been pushing and in what situations he has done it. Has he pushed over raisers before, does he limp push, or has he basically pushed ever single hand... in other words, is he a maniac or does he seem to be playing the short stack strategy well?
If you wanna take a a look at it mathmatically first consider your pot odds
. I can't see the hand anymore but I think you were getting something like 1.5:1 odds. So you'd have to be able to win this hand >40% of the time.
Now go download Pokerstove if you don't have it already. Assign player 1 your exact hand, and then taking a guess assign player 2 a combination of hands that makes sense for him to be pushing. Evaluate. Are you >40% to win?
I don't really play FR, but just taking a looking at it seems like a pretty marginal call and might not be to far on one side of having a + or (-) EV, which would be the similar if you folded (0EV). I would just find the fold button and move on, unless he really is pushing every single hand, which opens up his range to include more hands you beat, and you just need to scratch that itch.