Originally Posted by engman
I think you should have flat called. I think if you get that far, you should never push unless you already have a made hand. AK is a strong hand, but in the end it is still just ace high. I would have called and if not hit and the guy raised. I would have folded. When you get that far, you do not need to unnecessarily push, unless your pushing into someone with a smaller stack or if you have a small stack. Good luck on future tournaments.
No offense- but this is the WORST advice ever if you want to win.
All the money is in the top 3. You are at the final table. play aggressive, play to win. If there is ever a spot to take a flip it is here. And besides, a good % of the time that shove isn't called, or is called by say AQ AJ and you are way ahead.
Calling on that short a stack is a major leak. you can't trap with AK on 15bb. You want to flat kings or aces? OK. But giving up 2- 2.5bb to flat a flop that you are going to miss 2/3 of the time and be faced with a c-bet 75% of the time is a complete -eV play. All yo uare likely doing is making yourself even shorter- and at this point your fold equity is so important to keep - you need to be a threat to other stacks. (precisely why many of those guys raising into you are folding - especially if it's from late position).
engman- do you play a lot live I guess? seems like a live play to just call there.