If one makes a habit of complete-folding, he is certainly going to lose money in the long run.But this fact alone does not mean that the fold is necessarily wrong in certain situations.
Complete folding is just plain stupid. Got to be the dumbest concept ever, I'd want somebody to shoot me dead if I ever did it. You get 3:1 if your raised and well unless he flips over Aces or an Overpair to your offsuit rags, you'd better be sure I'm calling a raise after completing.
The idea that you should call a preflop raise out of position with any holding because of 3-1 odds seems a bit off.If this were true, then one should defend his BB to any raise in a full ring game. And we all agree that this would not be profitable in the long run.
Also, if BB is a passive player, it may be correct to limp and then fold certain hands if he raises
I play this situation the same as I would if I were in the BB against a tight UTG raiser.I already have a bet invested (my blind).So if I hold garbage, I will likely toss the hand away.What must be realized is that once we complete from the SB, that money is no longer ours. The fact that we put money into the pot is a sunk cost and should not affect our future decisions.But many players, once they have limped in from the SB and get raised by the BB, run into a wall called pride.Folding at this point seems soft, so they will call the raise regardless of their holdings.In actuality, the error may occur with the fact that we completed from the SB in the first place.But in the example that was given, our opponent in the BB was very passive and we were almost certainly going to see the flop without further cost.Conclusion:In the occasional
situation in which you are up against a very loose-passive Big Blind, it may be correct to limp in with poor cards.And it may also be acceptable to then fold to an unusual show of strength from this same passive opponent.Having said that, your read on your opponent better be accurate, or you're throwing money away.And complete-folding on more than the rare occasion shows weakness and will give the rest of your opponents at the table incentive to try to push you around.--cnm