First level of flight 1C of the Big 50 today at the WSOP. 100-200, 200 BB ante. 50K effective.
Villain in MP raises to 500, I flat next to act with A♥
: . Active button makes it 1700, folds back to villain, who calls. I decide to try to pick up the dead money now and make it 7500. Button thinks and folds. Villain tanks, then makes it 15000.
Thoughts? Obviously I could just 3-bet to start and the hand plays in a more standard way. Did my play have any merit, or was it too cute?
And what would you do now, as played?