Wanna bounce something off the TAG players.
I've been reading Harrignton on Hold 'Em for tournaments, so I've been playing a lot tighter, and have had some success. But as I go through my hand histories and check my equity on pre-flop calls, running it through pokerstove I come across hands like this:
I'm BB with Ac7c
A player in middle position (known to be tight) raises 540 BB.
The button (a very loose player) calls 540.
SB folds to me.
From what I have read in HoH this is a definite throw away. But when I assign ranges to these players and plug them in, this should have been a call.
I'll show my work and tell me if I'm wrong.
MP Hand Range: TT+, AJs+, AQo+, KQo+, KJs+, JTs+. (That's a tight hand range, which should actually decrease my equity.)
Button (very loose): 22+, Ax, K9s+, KTs+, QT+, 67s+.
My equity against these hands is 26%, and I'm getting 4 to 1 odds
340 into 1368 (4.02). So isn't this a close but right call?
I folded, the flop came out 3d, 6s, 4c.
MP raised 3/4 the pot and button folded 22.
Even though I would have folded assuming he had two overcards or a higher pair, I don't want to be result oriented.
Is my thinking flawed or was a call before the flop profitable long run?
It seems too loose but the number tell me that it's the right call.