Originally Posted by busto_soon
I think so... It would be pretty hard to prove with maths, but I would say calling is less variance than shoving. You can state that shoving is more EV+ than calling of course, depending on the squeezer's range.
It has been a while since I posted this, but well... I guess I exagerated a bit on my read on O'Dea. I had the feeling he had a strong hand but wasn't sure about it, besides I'm not that good at live reads heh. Basically, I was in a spot where I didn't feel comfortable shoving, nor I felt comfortable folding due to my hand strength and the possibility he was bluffing. Given this read, do you still feel it is a fold or shove spot, without any space for a call? Most players would agree that:
Tight Squeezer ---> Easy Fold
Loose Squeezer ---> Easy Shove
So what happens in the gray area in between? A pro of calling would be that post flop we could get a better idea of villian's hand, especially as he should be less likely to bluff us out of the pot with Dacourt in the hand too. We can also check raise or check call many flops and get to showdown.