Med. stack bb with Ace-small vs big stack limper

Emperor IX

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pokerstars Game #14710374102: Tournament #74572694, $5.00+$0.50 Hold'em No Limit - Level VII (100/200) - 2008/01/21 - 00:20:44 (ET)
Table '74572694 1' 9-max Seat #6 is the button
Seat 1: Boggs101 (8340 in chips)
Seat 2: Draculette (6785 in chips)
Seat 3: acefreddy (2375 in chips)
Seat 4: joeminer (2615 in chips)
Seat 6: DigitalAA (2460 in chips)
Seat 7: emilyrose106 (890 in chips)
Seat 8: Emperor XIX (3535 in chips)
Boggs101: posts the ante 25
Draculette: posts the ante 25
acefreddy: posts the ante 25
joeminer: posts the ante 25
DigitalAA: posts the ante 25
emilyrose106: posts the ante 25
Emperor XIX: posts the ante 25
emilyrose106: posts small blind 100
Emperor XIX: posts big blind 200
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Emperor XIX [3s As]
emilyrose106 said, "f...k"
Boggs101: folds
Draculette: calls 200
acefreddy: folds
joeminer: folds
DigitalAA: folds
emilyrose106: folds
Emperor XIX: checks
*** FLOP *** [8c 9s Ad]
Emperor XIX: checks
Draculette: bets 200
Emperor XIX:

I probably should've bet here, since he's a big stack he can be limping with a lot of speculative hands, but he's been sitting back quite comfortably for the last twenty minutes or so.

No PT stats, sorry :(
 
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feramorzz

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Yup, would've bet

I would have bet about 350 - 400 hoping to take it down right away.

At 200 I would call, and represent a made hand at the turn, bet about 800 and try to take it down. Depends on how I feel at the table, image etc.

At other times I've realized that the moment had passed, and folded at the flop. Only giving up the $200 blind and there are always more hands to play.
 
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I would have bet about 350 - 400 hoping to take it down right away.

At 200 I would call, and represent a made hand at the turn, bet about 800 and try to take it down. Depends on how I feel at the table, image etc.

At other times I've realized that the moment had passed, and folded at the flop. Only giving up the $200 blind and there are always more hands to play.

At this stage in this tourney, the insanity of the early stages has passed, and the impending insanity of the coming end game is beginning to wear on you. But so often, a simple min raise here will back off the big stack with the speculative hand. So I tend to agree with Fera. If the bigstack has called minraises, then perhaps you might consider the more formal 3x raise here, but I sort of think it unecessary. Its one of those 'had to be there ' situations.
 
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Alright, so I know I should've bet that flop, but I didn't, and I flat called the 200, so the turn is:

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What's our line from here?
 
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Seems like trouble there

Maybe its just me, but seems after the small bet, maybe to see where he's at and a cheap attempt to take, your either good to go, and he's holding a pr and still drawing, or your done and he just hit his straight...tuff time here, but i think if u check again, and his bet is the same, or only slightly bigger, it shows more strength, than a 2/3 to pot sized bet, which might be a semibluff against your perceived "weak call"....very interesting hand...

I hope im not letting my inner-donk out here, but i would be more inclined to call a bigger bet, rather than a smaller one...

Tygan!!
 
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