$200 NLHE Full Ring: Big hand 1/2 NLHE Live full-ring
I was playing a few weeks ago at a local casino but this hand still pops into my head. I thought I'd reach out to you guys to see what you thought.
9-handed, AdKh dealt to hero in the BB
The only players in this hand will be UTG ($220), SB ($137 ish), and hero in BB ($290 ish).
I had recently sat down on this table but UTG is an old jail bailiff reg who is a clear gambler and had limped a couple hands with a wide range from any position (think K7o, Q3s). SB is a middle - aged guy who had not played any hands in the 20 or so that I had been at the table. It is a small sample, but that is what I had for the moment.
UTG calls $2
Folds to SB who raises to $17
Hero thinks a while before 3betting to $55
UTG calls $55
SB shoves for $65 more
Hero thinks for a while and calls $65
UTG calls $65.
Flop (pot $360, HU, 1 player all-in)
UTG shoves for $90.
Hero sighs and calls.
My justifications were largely based off of tight ranges for SB and super wide ranges for UTG, including one-pair hands, flush draws, and giving small possibilities to sets. The pre-flop call of SB's shove was made considering that we probably had 2 over-cards to SB and the pot odds
were there. I figured he had 1010+, but that might even be too tight a range (although he later revealed himself to be super tight so I think that is correct). On the flop I figured that spiking an Ace or King would be enough to take both pots and in that case the odds were there again.
I'm considering that I should have shoved over SB's shove to isolate him and initiate a probable coin-flip, but given the fish to my left I think a call was fine because I had a lot of equity vs. UTG's wide range and would be able to call any further bets on the flop (barring something super coordinated).
Alternatively, I could have called SB's raise pre-flop and went from there, but for me there aren't too many situations where I am not 3-betting AKo in position (are there some situations that I shouldn't?)
It was just a wacky situation, thoughts?