Originally Posted by TheCol
I would say thats a pretty standard call, < This 100%!!!.. but your in the big blind with 10k in chips. You could wait for a better hand < better than the situation he's just described.... really? when? since the next hand you will be in the small blind and then out of the blinds. I think any poker book would tell you to call the bet. But I prefer to put my chips in with a made hand if possible. I would recommend getting some kind of pocket pair 10's or better to push.
Its really a judgement call there. It could go both ways.
First line you wrote was great... the rest is real bad imo.
Originally Posted by absoluthamm
You didn't really explain the hand very well < I thought he explained it pretty well (I just don't understand why they're even asking the question????) and there are a lot of errors that make me feel like this whole story is made up. First, you say that the young PRO in the CO goes all in(and he has you barely covered), but you squeezed with AKo? (< live game.. he squeezed his cards & saw "AKo" ) How do you squeeze when you would be all-in? Seems like a level to me.
If this is a true question, then I ask, what does "loose but pretty solid overall" mean to you? Is he just calling a ton of hands?< do 'young pros' 'call a ton of hands in tournament play'? My assumption of OP's read on villain was > seems solid/aggressive... picking spots & taking advantage of players who'd actually ever even hesitate calling in a spot like this with AK. Is he raising everything? < not sure how he could be 'raising everything' if he's only got a shove stack? Is he spreading out his calling/raising frequency? A total fish can be labeled as this when he's getting lucky postflop, so it means nothing really. My answer is completely dependent on what your exact definition of how the player is < really? Maybe read over the post again... just sayin'.(not meaning to come off sounding like a dick but this is like as ABC as it gets... aka 'no brainer' decision). By the 7th level in a live game you should absolutely have some read on the player style that would show a little bit of where you're at. One thing is that I absolutely hate AKo all-in preflop as it many times is at best 50% and when you have a decent sized stack, flipping for it isn't a good time.
With a 13bb stack in BB you wouldn't be happy flipping with a CO shove? &.. do you really think he's 50% at best with AK in a spot like this?
OP, if CO is actually a 'young pro' & his read on you is 'older tight player' (& even if it isn't his read on you), CO should be shoving pretty wide here. w/o knowing more details, I'd suggest they're shoving top20%.
If they're shoving Top18% (22+, A5s+,KTs+,QTs,JTs+,ATo+) you'd have ~60% vs. that range with AKo in this spot.
To consider folding in a spot like this would be HORRENDOUS!!!