wouldn’t put too much stock into this, more important to see how long one has been playing to get there.
It’s important to remember once you’ve removed something from your range on one street it can’t magically appear on a later street. I would not in his position consider your range to be “infinite”. For you to be beating A9 on this 6hAsKc rainbow flop is very unlikely. Hands that beat A9, sets AA KK 66 are probably all shoves or opens off 12 bb’s from the sb, 2 pair combos are AK (shove or raise pre) A6 (should probably be shoving pre at least some of the time) K6, and your 1 pair hands AT+ should all be shoves pre. This really only leaves you with 2 pair A6 and K6 and it’s hard to flop 2 pair. V with A9 has a mandatory call here. You’re thinking too much with all that other stuff.
He should be opening this over limpers playing off sub 12 bb stacks, but that’s about all he could have done wrong here.
mandatory as outlined above.
He should either check or shove, making a standard open over 5 other players in the pot off 12 bb’s is terrible and not really an option (not a good one anyway). Max out fold equity and shove and get some value from villains who will call with KQ KJ KT QJ QT JT.
Since this pot is unopened it would not be a donk bet, he would just be leading and if he did lead for say 1/2 pot he should never be folding. If it were me as played I would probably x/r all in as did @MekonKing.
THIS… +100 this is a super easy call for V to make.
@MekonKing this is just kind of a poopy spot that you really can’t get away from without some super specific reads on this villain. You just really aren’t left with any great options. You can check pre from the bb or shove, I prefer shoving to max fold equity and you’re just not going to hit flops well enough to be profitable. After you check though and then flop top pair I just don’t think you can ever profitably fold off of 11 bb’s with that many chips in the pot. I think it’s okay to just rip it in there on the flop as a lead but the check/shove line is okay too, especially when it checks to the late position player and he min bets. Try not to be too results oriented when looking at your HH’s. Sometimes it’s just your time to lose but we always want to be making the most +Ev decisions throughout the game (tournament or cash).
Cheers bro, you’ve been kicking in some pretty nice results, keep crushing em!