Hi!

Can you please provide some guidelines for the issue. I mean, for example, we have table saying we can enter the pot having any 2 suited for just 5.5 to 1 odds. But obviously 72s has very bad playability comparing to, say, 98s or J9s. So the way with looking at pot odds is somewhat not relevant.

Looking at equity? Hm... Say we have MP3-open raiser & fishy coldcaller 30/10. We're on the BB holding 7:heart: 2:heart: . How much equity do we need to enter the pot? We need to see how much we may invest postflop on average & also consider the factor of playability.

       Equity     Win     Tie
MP3    45.82%  44.59%   1.23% { 55+, A5s+, K9s+, Q9s+, J9s+, T9s, A9o+, KJo+, QJo }
BU     31.16%  29.88%   1.28% { 66-55, A8s-A2s, K9s-K5s, Q9s-Q7s, J8s+, T8s+, 98s, ATo-A5o, KJo-K9o, Q9o+, J9o+, T9o }
BB     23.01%  22.76%   0.25% { 7h2h }

Is this number enough? How much can we change equity needed considering playability? In gold articles there are suggestions we can shift it 3% down or up based on database analysis.

P.S. Sorry for this question, just to be sure. When CO raises & BU calls, is this initially considered a blind steal situation so it will have impact on "Fold to BB steal" value?