Yeah but it just seems daft to me doing that. Because if someone buts loads down so you think they have good cards and you know yours are totally random why would you risk losing hundreds? Its a bit of a ball ache.
Exactly, you don't. You fold. But the person with say.... AA is hoping
someone has AK or KK. Then that other person might call them. And most of the time, the AA will win and he'll be jumping for joy!
OR they might be trying to bluff and steal some chips.
I can't comment in your situation. I don't know what the blinds are and what they are raising by. generally, if you have a good hand, and lots of people have called the big blind, you raise is between 3-5 times the BB. If there's no one called yet, you bet 1-3times the BB. That sort of idea. I mean, if you have AA, you don't want people to fold, but you don't want to win a tiny pot OR risk letting someone with rubbish call the BB for the fun of it, and hit an awesome hand.