2nd In PSO League
My tournament started off slow, I stayed about average for a long time until level 4 or 5 when I called off 80% of my chips and got out kicked at showdown. I didn't feel comfortable and I knew I was beat but could lay it down. I was made at myself but didnt just tilt away my remaining T660. Thats right, I was down to T660 with 90 or so people left and came back to get second. I pushed my little stack around and picked up some blinds, then doubled up, then doubled up again. I wasn't pushing aimlessly, I targeted other small stacks and waiting for good opportunities. I even folded A10 preflop with 700 chips. I waited and got a better chance and it payed off. I don't think I would of been this patient if it was for my buddy ODIEONE sweating me at this point. I hit a low and he kept me focused. He even stayed up and watched the Final Table.
The most interesting hand came when there was 4 of us left. Winner getting $180 + $300 in PSO points, 2nd paid $140 + $200 in PSO points, and third receiving $180 ish in total. At this point I think 4th only paid $60ish.
UTG (Me) T55000
Button (Villain) T60000
Blinds were 1000/2000ish with a $200 Ante I think. (details are fuzzy)
I was dealt AKs UTG and made my standard raise of 3x BB which was for 9000 total.
Button reraises to 18000 total, folded to me with 15000 in the pot and a raise of 9000. I thought for a second, I would of thought for longer but my time ran out and Folded.
The expected Value of this play was the only thing I was thinking. If I get into a confrontation with someone who out stacks me and lose, Im out in 4th and give up a lot of +EV for 3rd place and up with the added money by PSO. I think I may have pushed if the added money was not there? I put him on a PP and I would of had a race and if I won garunteed 2nd, but If I lost 4th. I think its the only play, I might even fold AA in this situation???
What so you guys think??
If it was AA/KK do you fold? Call? reraise?
If its AK do you call/fold/reraise???