# Call 20 against multiple raises

• Bronze
Joined: 27.01.2010
Hey guys,

I just wanted to clear something up. I was in MP1 and was holding 4 , 4 . Following the starting hands chart it said to call/limp in when no one has acted before you. I understand how call 20 works against a single raise but a little confused how if call 20 works against multiple raises.

Does call 20 still apply against multiple raises?

Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

Play hand

\$0.01/\$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (7 handed)

Known players:
BU:
\$1.91
SB:
\$3.48
BB:
\$0.13
MP1 (Hero):
\$2.00
MP2:
\$2.18
MP3:
\$1.12
CO:
\$1.96

Preflop: Hero is MP1 with 4, 4.
Hero calls \$0.02, MP2 folds, MP3 calls \$0.02, CO raises to \$0.08, BU calls \$0.08, SB folds, BB raises to \$0.13, Hero folds, MP3 calls \$0.11, CO calls \$0.05, BU calls \$0.05.

Flop: (\$0.55) J, 6, 4 (3 players)
MP3 bets \$0.53, CO calls \$0.53, BU folds.

Turn: (\$1.61) 2 (2 players)
MP3 raises to \$0.46, CO calls \$0.46.

River: (\$2.53) 4 (3 players)

Final Pot: \$2.53.
Results follow:

CO shows two pairs, jacks and fours(J K).
MP3 shows two pairs, jacks and fours(J Q).
BB shows a pair of fours(A Q).

CO wins with two pairs, jacks and fours(J K).
• 4 replies
• Bronze
Joined: 07.07.2009
Well with my basic understanding i would say that more money in the pot,bigger your odds to call...so i call with small poket pairs a raise +callers/a decent reraise(not an all in or something crazy) very often...
The key is to fold when you don't hit the flop to a raise,even is soooo tempting to push your luck
Somebody please stop me if i'm rambbling......
• Bronze
Joined: 14.09.2009
well this particular situation is a bit tricky:

on one hand you are reraise by \$0.11 you have \$1.98 so you are not in a call20 situation but there is the COP that could still come in the pot or if not there is dead money si on that basis I would go for it.

on the other hand the CO could reraise and make you fold.

I would call the raise from BB and but fold if CO reraise and i and not in the call20 situation. also if CO reraise and BB call you do not need a call 20 situation but less since you have 2 punters in the pot.

finally note that call20 situation is based on the amount of the raise:
let 's say you call the \$0.13 and CO reraise to \$0.20, BB calls \$0.20 the raise is not \$0.20 but \$0.07 and you have oponent an easy call.

I hope it is a bit clearer to you
• Bronze
Joined: 04.01.2010
Here's how I play small pocket pairs: I usually call all bets and 3bets as long as they arent bigger than 10 big blinds. If pot isnt raised before me, then I raise. On the flop i bet my ass off if I hit a set, fold immediately if I don't hit a set.

So in this particular case I'd call BB's bet
• Bronze
Joined: 14.01.2010
I play pretty strict to the call 20 rule with one raiser, but as more players hop into the pot (by cold calling) I start loosening up as the chances of getting paid off with a set greatly improve. With that being said, if one player raises and 2 call, and they only have short stacks, I would probably fold unless I had position or the pp was 88+.

The 3bet by the BB is for his remaining stack, and it seems unlikely that one of the other players remaining will 4 bet after cold calling with 2 other people still left for the side pot. If the raise was to say, 0.30, you could find a fold. But in this case, I'd stay in the hand and fold if I don't hit a set. You're getting such good odds to stay in.