This is a discussion on Are there instances where it's worth it to always call the blind? within the online poker forums, in the Tournament Poker section; Is there a point where your stack can be THAT big compared to the blinds, that it doesn't matter whether you call or fold, and
I have seen the fellows that call every hand with big stack...........sometimes they get lucky, but eventually they seem to get worn down to nothing. And if you push every hand, someone will eventually push back. Keep your position at the table in mind always would be my thought on this.
Any two should do. I was in a live tournament not long ago. About 30 players left and payouts start at 20. I was folding and folding, I didn't have a lot of chips but i wasn't under 20BB yet but I would have to think about a move soon. I was in the big blind and was dealt 34 off. It was raised and two other callers. I would get about 4.5 to 1 to call. But garbage is garbage, right? I fold and wait for a better hand. So flop is 44T.... Umm ok that sucks. Bet, fold, call. Then a 4 falls... WTF. Bet and a call. I don't recall the last card but it was a shove and a call and one busted out. I busted out soon after. All I could think about is a triple up and would have been in the money. But I know I made the right fold.
re: Poker & Are there instances where it's worth it to always call the blind?
When the blinds and antes get bigger and bigger, you can easily get priced into a call to defend the blinds, but ultimately, randomly calling bets with bad cards will cost you your stack. It is always better to save the chips for a worth while hand.