Confused about Moshman sample question
So far I've been playing 0.02/0.04 games and my bank roll went from $20 -> 21.50 in about 9 hours of play (appx 50 hands/hr) so I'm seeing an increase in profits but these games are excruciatingly boring and I always get busted on the river. I want to play a game where bets actually mean something which led me to seek out a new game.
I just started lurking around here a few days ago and have read from many people that Moshman's book and sng is the way to go.
I'm currently reading Moshman's book and on page 22 (Hand 1-2) he says...
: t20-t40 9 players
: You (t1940) Ks Kc UTG. Table has been loose
? Call 40
7 players in pot t280 in pot.
Qh Qc Td
: Blinds check
: check or bet?
Player to the left bets 40 and gets 3 callers
So the pot odds
are now 11:1 (pot is 440 and call is 40)
2 outs so that's 5% to hit my set.
Not understanding why I should call this? I get how to do pot odds
and figure out my odds but putting them together is confusing me lol.
11:1 pot odds
2/47 cards to help me (5%), or 45/47 against me....
When I put it into EV format I can understand why I should call but I don't think at the table I have time to calculate EV. I just need a little help understanding in a more simple manner that this is a good call. I understand the coin flip scenario but that's simple to understand. Putting the ratios and percent to win is confusing.
Thanks all. =)