$16 vs Lag w/ AJ: Push, Raise+call or Open Fold?
Short stacks are all playing a super-tight game. The big stack with position on us is good, and is using his position well (i.e. has repopped us two or three times so far). We can be pretty confident that if we raise, he is shoving. Do you?
1) Push to limit his range
2) Raise+call because you have huge equity against his range of 90% and will have a huge stack when you win
3) Fold because you don't want to risk most of your stack with so many shorties
Note that our ability to abuse anyone is severely hindered by this guy. Folding basically means that we're folding all hands this and below until blinds are big enough to shove (though there's an argument to be made that they are already...)
What do you think?
PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $15+$1 Tournament, 100/200 Blinds (5 handed) - Poker-Stars Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com
Hero (UTG) (t4535)
Hero's M: 15.12
Preflop: Hero is UTG with J, A
Hero bets t600, MP raises to t3325 (All-In), 3 folds, Hero calls t2725
Flop: (t6950) 4, 4, 6 (2 players, 1 all-in)
Turn: (t6950) 6 (2 players, 1 all-in)
River: (t6950) 8 (2 players, 1 all-in)
Total pot: t6950