AJo in early position ~15bbs
two part question. I played a live 100k guarantee, $130 buy in last night. It had a pretty bad, fast structure. needless to say the play was pretty bad overall. Very tight table, nobody playing back at anybody without good hands. I've played very snug the last few orbits, due to the fact i haven't had hands and there were a few short stacks. avg. stack is only about 25bbs.
blinds 1k/2k with 200 ante. I have 30k
utg +1 AJo (8 handed) utg folds
What's our play here? I think there can be an argument for shoving, just raising or folding. I elected to just make a standard raise to 5k. my reasoning is, nobody is playing back at anybody. my image is pretty tight, especially from early position (first hand from ep i've been able to play since being moved to this table). I figure I'm hardly, if ever, getting 3 bet with anything less than ak aq tt+ so i can pretty safely just fold if i get 3 bet. In a more standard, deeper tournament, I wouldn't think of doing this but my thought process is..even if i have to fold to a 3 bet I can still put a lot of pressure on pretty much anybody at the table with open shoves and people will be incorrectly folding way too many hands to me. We were also a couple minutes away from the blinds being raised to 1200/2400, should have this changed anything with the thought process? Anything else I'm not considering? Interested to hear what you guys think is the optimal play here.
It's folded to the small blind. Who is a thirty something female who has just sat down <10 hands ago. She's played 2 hands aggressively already (open raises), seems pretty competent and she has a pretty good stack ~50k. she 3 bets me to 15k. she was the one person i didn't want 3 betting me because of my lack of info on her. Given this info do we go with our original plan of just folding to a 3 bet or do we just stick it in here and gamble given the situation and hope she has something like 77-tt in her range?
when the blinds increase we will be left with just about 10bbs, if we fold. about to go through the blinds again. thoughts?
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