re: Poker & Calling a short stacks allin with AK, final table MTT
why is everybody saying AK is 2nd / 3rd best hand
the reason why i say we should fold, is everyone is focusing on the fact its a short stacker
a short stacker with 20BB, i think people arent realising that he has 20BB, thats a huge chunk to put at risk, you go down to 30BB and opponent jumps to 40bb, its an uneccisary risk, especially since he is at 20BB, if you fold now, you can probably take his blinds a few times and get the chips risk free, if hes sitting tight then he wont be hitting that many hands
Poker is a game of grinding, and you should never be looking to avoid the grind by getting involved in huge pots, especially when you dont have the odds
also, nobody asked the obvious question.... how often do blinds go up, and how long left till this blind went up...... if the blinds are about to go up and you lose this hand, your no longer looking at 30BB, but your looking at 15BB, and on top of that your entering shove/fold mode yourself.
Not saying calling is ever a bad thing to do, but its definately a unnessicary risk