This is a discussion on €4 NLHE 6-max: Did I a profitable call? within the online poker forums, in the Cash Game Hand Analysis section; Small bet on the river from very loose (passive) fish. Pot odd is 6.25. Very good board for bluffing, so I thought this is just
It is profitable because the price is very cheap (15% of the boat) and also considering the characteristics you mention.
And if the bet on the river were 80% of the pot?
I think that in that case some aspects should be considered:
You block ax color and that is good, but not very good, since that villain could represent him through several combos that defeat you (Qx; Jx).
Do not forget that a phantom line opens for the villain with 9-T, which could be another possibility, although more faraway.
Even any weak double pair would make the villain winner at this time.
re: Poker & €4 NLHE 6-max: Did I a profitable call?
Preflop I prefer to just complete with this hand to keep the pot as small as possible. I dont expect a fish to limp-fold very often, and being out of position with A8 offsuit suck. As played flop and turn is fine. On the river I dont think, we are good very often. But he is giving us such a good price, that we have to call and pay him off, even it sucks.