1/3 300max Bellagio
V1 - Seems to be playing pretty straight foward. I've only been at the table for an hour but haven't seen him do anything too out of the ordinary
V2 - Lost a few hand just from bad play, when I sat down he had $300, he then rebought for another $300 and is down to his last $100. Hes been getting out of line
Hero opens in MP2 with A♥
to $15 ~$300
Folds to V1 on button he calls ~$265
V2 in SB goes all in for $100
Hero decideds to ISO SB so we shove
V1 calls quickly for $265
I know ripping it in is almost always the right play here. V2 was in "All In or go home mode", so I think we're either racing, or I have him crushed with AQ, AJ, etc. With these stack sizes, we can't make a 4 bet that makes much sense other than All In. Even if I just raised to say $200, I'm always going to have to call the $65 extra if V1 shoves.
That being said, are ever
wanting to just flat here? You could make an arguement that the only hands that V1 is calling with are destroying us. If I flat and then V1 calls than that is a very good indication that he has a very strong hand.
As it was it was just kinda of a cooler
V1 had A
- Flatted my $15 open on the button with AA which was very unexpected
V2 had Q♥
- Actually stronger than I anticipated, but I don't mind a pretty neutral EV race for $100. I don't think he ever just shoves here with KK or AA, so I assume we're probably racing anyway.
Hero had A♥
The board actually ran out
A K x Q x
So we're pretty much always loosing here regardless, but is pre flop fine? Or are other options reasonable?