Originally Posted by aliengenius
I'm leaning toward call and lead as the best option.
So do I, and for many reasons. Lets start with the range. This player is semi-passive, which means that chances are slim he's 3betting with JJ or less. He either has AA, KK or AK.
Option 1 in the poll can't be pursued because a) stacks are too small b) AK could shove as well so we're forced to call. Also, we're getting 3 to 1 if he shoves, which doesn't make the call correct vs AA or KK but because of the chance of it being AK our call wouldn't be wrong either.
Option 3 again isn't good because any proper check/raise has us committed. Even if he leads out 1/2 pot (350) we'd have to raise to 1000(ish), which is almost like shoving with the stack amount it leaves us with.
Option 4 isn't good because we know a c-bet is coming whatever the flop brings, so folding to 2/3 pot bet is weak unless there is an overcard. I'd have to see him bet the turn also to consider folding. This modified option isn't terrible though (folding on the turn if he fires again with no overcards on the board), and it could be worth considering against a semi-passive player. If he fires twice on a ragged board I'll give him credit for a better hand (or the guts to do it ).
Option 5, well, we should give that for granted , he certainly is one for 3 betting us.
I like options 2 and the modified 4, because they also allow us to see the flop at the cheapest price and we can fold to an overcard/escape with the minimum loss if we understand it really is AA or KK and not AK.
Last thing I want to mention is that some may think "why even bother calling if you strongly suspect it's AA or KK?". The call is well worth it because if you hit a set you'll get his stack, so it's 220 to call with a shot at getting another 1700. The fact that it's more than 10% of your stack makes it not ideal, but considering it could also be AK justifies the call.