This worked out great but...
My Question here is whether or not I actually had the odds
I have been trying to take the adage that min. raises are for pussies and like I was recently told, that min raises give me the odds to call with any 2 cards.
So being that I was in the SB, and there was over 200 already in the pot before it got to me and it only cost 70 to call that I had the odds to call.
I am terribly poor in math so all my reasonings are just guestimations.
(i.e.) 70+70=140 (230 already in the pot, I think that's right.....see how bad my math is?) only 70 to call so I'm at least over 3/1 right? 70x3=210=3/1?
Anyhow, that's the reasoning I had to call with 4/5 offsuit early on here and you can see the rest. I was hoping someone would tell me that I was correct or at least close to correct in my thinking. I feel as though I have at least a vauge glimpse into the next level of play and I really want to reach it. It's o.k. if I'm not spot on but if I'm going in the right direction it would be nice to know.
Besides the fact that connector cards work out o.k. in multi-way pots (which I have also heard here)
This is the worst aspect of my game (odds) by far and many people have tried to help me with this but I seriously need a 6th grade version that a retard could remember to try and figure this out.........
P.s- sorry so long
Game #5636403681: Tournament #28515958, $6.00+$0.50 Hold'em No Limit - Level I (10/20) - 2006/07/21 - 21:51:06 (ET)
Table '28515958 1' 9-max Seat #4 is the button
Seat 1: elltobreeb (1530 in chips)
Seat 2: stb1 (1420 in chips)
Seat 3: gotcha1092 (1470 in chips)
Seat 4: Onaga (1620 in chips)
Seat 5: Freakakanus (1480 in chips)
Seat 6: Desdia72 (1500 in chips)
Seat 7: frischs77 (1480 in chips)
Seat 8: Wing Flyer (1500 in chips)
Seat 9: MCOL (1500 in chips)
Freakakanus: posts small blind 10
Desdia72: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Freakakanus [4s 5d]
frischs77: raises 20 to 40
Wing Flyer: raises 40 to 80
MCOL: calls 80
Freakakanus: calls 70
frischs77: calls 40
*** FLOP *** [6h 3d 7h]
Freakakanus: bets 100
frischs77: raises 200 to 300
Wing Flyer: folds
Freakakanus: raises 200 to 500
frischs77: raises 900 to 1400 and is all-in
Freakakanus: calls 900 and is all-in
*** TURN *** [6h 3d 7h] 9♠
*** RIVER *** [6h 3d 7h 9s] A♦
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Freakakanus: shows [4s 5d] (a straight, Three to Seven)
frischs77: shows [Qd Qc] (a pair of Queens)
Freakakanus collected 3140 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 3140 | Rake 0
Board [6h 3d 7h 9s Ad]
Seat 1: elltobreeb folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: stb1 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: gotcha1092 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: Onaga (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: Freakakanus (small blind) showed [4s 5d] and won (3140) with a straight, Three to Seven
Seat 6: Desdia72 (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 7: frischs77 showed [Qd Qc] and lost with a pair of Queens
Seat 8: Wing Flyer folded on the Flop
Seat 9: MCOL folded on the Flop
I know I caught the miracle flop and it's kinda besides the point. (because that was essentially what I was hoping for)
I want to know if my math is right.