I'm one of those weak players in question, lol. Probably, my biggest reason for choosing a fold here over a call (and it is a fairly close situation in my mind) is the fact that he has position over me. It would be great for a flop like J T T to connect like that, but most of the time it doesn't come that way. If a flop comes, say, J 8 3, I'm in no-man's land and I wouldn't know what to do (okay, you guys are better, so you guys probably would :-) ). In this scenario, he might just have high cards, in which case a bet could potentially scare him off. However, he could just as likely have a big pair (such as in this very story), where all I'd accomplish is bluffing off some of my chips. Plus, if he has K Q, he could potential nail you with a hard one to swallow too :shock: .The alternative way I'd look at this is whether I'd be willing to take some risks to accumulate a bigger stack. If the flop comes, say, 9 4 2 with two spades, he'll probably like his overpair, and I'd probably like having a flush draw with two overcards. Then the question becomes: do I want to risk my chips to hit a flush and bust this guy? I'll admit, I'm a sissy
, and I really wouldn't want to go for it early in a tourney, when the blinds are so low that I can wait for a better spot. Plus, let's say that the flop comes, I dunno, Q 2 4 spades, I flop the King high flush, and I'd probably not overplay it to scare him off, and let's say he has A Q with the Ace being a spade (not likely, I know, just illustrating some worse case scenarios, or rather almost worse case scenarios. Well he's got top pair and the nut flush draw. There's always a possibility that this story might then go to the bad beats story with a tear, lol.