This is a discussion on Final table right or wrong play? within the online poker forums, in the Tournament Poker section; 4 handed, chip leader final table 11$ buy in. 2nd has about same chips, 3rd and 4th and 25% of us maybe.
Blinds 10/20k ante 3000,
1. You didn't specify the stack sizes.
2. you are the chip leader and raise 4BB with AK on the button...……
3. If your stack was 50BB you had made a terrible mistake because you opponent will call you only with better cards (ICM reasons).
I would play like this: Raise to 2.5BB and then, after the flop, depending on stack size and opponent aggression I would analyze my moves. You have to know that also your opponent doesn't want to bust at this moment.
You shouldnt go all in so fast, but blinds was high like fore yours stacks and the risk was good, cause if you were didnt go all in, later you were be eaten by BB. Its just bad luck, nothing else, well played.
4 handed, chip leader final table 11$ buy in. 2nd has about same chips, 3rd and 4th and 25% of us maybe.
Blinds 10/20k ante 3000, (just switched)
I'm on button with AKo, SB is 2nd place
Action to me, raise to 64k (didnt see blinds change. Was my typical raise last blinds 8/16k)
Flop comes up K 10 9 all 3 different suits.
SB checks, I go all in.
Ok here something is wrong or I'm not smart enough
You're chip leader on final table and yours preflop action is OK. My question is how big your stack was? It's a very important piece of information. Preflop bet is only 3bb.. why allin?
The flop was closed street, QJ are the cards with which to do a raise pre-flop at the final table at this stage. Raise on the flop would have been enough. If he would play a re-raise with his reputation could be reset. he probably would have just made the call to you. River can be played check pass. On the river he would have raised and you dropped.