*Originally posted by hvard92*

correct me if i'm wrong. Lets say i have and open ended straight draw on the flop. The pot is 3000. the opponent bets 1000.

Winning odds is 5.1 and pot odds is 3.1 = fold. Right?

If you raise/shove, you are semi-bluffing and lack of odds is still there, but if you put him on weak range, and you think you have enough fold equity-it can be profitable.

If you just call, you need to believe that his range is strong or that he is stubborn with his holding and that he will pay you of if you hit your draw. That is implied odds.

Otherwise, your call is a mathematical mistake.