Originally Posted by blkmoney12
I made the ft of the of the intetop poker 5.50$ one rebuy and one add on with 400gte. I had 25000 chips in the sb. The blinds are 600-1200 with a 125 ante. There where 8 players left when the betting began. Utg 2 who ahd 55000 chips left made an opening raise for 3600 it gets folded too the cut off with over 100000 that player called button folded i was in the small blind with ak unsuited i had 2500 chips i had thought about shoving all in with ak but decided not and just flat called. The flop came 8-Q-9 with two clubs i checked the original raiser checked and the chip leadre bet out i had too fold and the orhinal raiser folded should i have re raised pre flop with ak.
I wouldn’t say it’s an automatic raise – but that should certainly be one of your first choices.
UTG ranges 8 handed at the final table are not nearly as tight as they are at other points in the tournament. He could have something like A J on the high side fairly easily, but he could also have AA or KK, so it really just depends on your read.
If this UTG opponent raises a lot with no regard for position this is a clear 3-bet all-in; against a rock maybe not, but probably still with your stack; yeah, 8 handed, I think this is a 3-bet all-in nearly 100% of the time.