Pot odds vs tournament life
I have a bit of a ponderance to querry . . .
Okay, I sound dumb.
I understand that if pot odds
are in your favor, it is profitable over the long term to call. But here's where I run into a problem.
Let's say I am mid stack in a tournament.
I am holding Ah 7h.
x # of callers makes the pot 500.
After the pre-flop bets, I have 1k chips.
Flop comes Qh 9h Kc
Let's pretend, for ease of math, that there are 2 betters in front of me, one bets
#1 bets 1500
#2 raises 2500
Pot is now 5000
I have a nuts flush draw, likely vs a straight, or some other already well made hand. Pot odds
says I should call (bet 1000 to win 5000 [5:1] compared to 9 outs to 38 useless cards [apx. 4:1] - to make my point, I am not worried about catching the A for a pair, nor running into a straight.)
My call puts my tournament life on the line . . . but a catch gives me a pretty good stack!
But I have about a 3 of 4 chance of going out . . .
I should . . . . . . . . . . . . ?????
If I run into this situation multiple times in a tourney, wouldn't it make it very unprobable that I would survive that long???