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Ak Facing A Re-shove In Live Mtt


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Playing a Trop AC tournament yesterday when this hand comes up. Blinds at the time are 100/200 w/o an ante. Stacks at the beginning of the hand are hero with a little less than 9k, villain with about 10k.Preflop:Folded to hero in MP with AKo. Hero raises to 600.MP+1 insta-calls. Folded aroundPot: 1400Flop:Kh Th 2sHero bets 1000Villain calls.Pot: 3400Turn: 7sHero bets 2000.Villain hems and haws and then finally sighs and shoves.Hero's stack is just over 5k at this point.Read on the villain is that he's a little bit loose passive, but not terribly so. No way he's on a complete bluff, but hard to know beyond that.Our action?

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Has Hero played any other pots with villain? How loose/tight or aggressive/passive has Hero played previous pots?Is there any reason to believe that villain thinks we're bluffing him? Aside from that or a strong hand of his own, why does he shove here?

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You are getting 2:1 hereThe shove makes me think he has Kxss thinking his King might be good but the flush draw is worth it.2 pair or trips are doubtful unless he is trapingCan't see him shoving with anything less.

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Tough spot and your correct betting puts you right at 2:1. To me, you're never WA here and quite often WB, I might find a fold. I've played tournies at the trop quite often and other similar ones in other casinos, and unless you have a read the the player is experienced, competent and capable of making strong plays like checking the flop with a set or two pair, I'll probably have to say muck.

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Depends on the structure to me.Is it a crapshoot? are the blinds going up soon? is there a 150/300 level or does it go straight to 200/400? If it is a good structure, I think folding is the correct play as you'll still have 25 bbs and lots of time to wait for a better spot. If it is a crapshoot, you have to take oppurtunities to build chips, even in semi-marginaly situations. If you fold, you are going to be in shove-bot mode very shortly.

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No hands between us before. I don't have any reason to think he'd be convinced I was bluffing. Any other comments?
How have you played in general otherwise? How has he played?If you can't answer this with any degree of certainty, then we may have found a leak.
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As I mentioned in OP, he's a bit loose passive. It's only the 3rd level, and given 20 minute blinds, that means maybe 25 hands at the table max at this point. I don't think he'd been involved in more than 2 or 3. I, to this point, had not shown a hand down. Raise and take it a couple times, and a couple other insignificant hands.In any event, I couldn't find a hand that I could beat, so I laid it down face up after tanking for a minute or so.He showed AK.The next level was 200/400/25, so thinking on it now, I think I needed to call (even though it would have been a split). Playing a 5k stack at 200/400/25 made me have to find a hand. Eventually at 300/600/50 pushed T8s in the cutoff and got called by A5o from the SB for 3/4 of her stack (argh) and then missed an open ended straight draw on the flop to bust. Oh well.

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Can't really call off your whole stack with top pair... I see he had AK... he's a donk, tell me you busted him later... even if you didn't, lie to me so I can feel better...

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