So these are 3 very similar hands I faced in a 5 minute span at 5k/10k in which my opponent (3 different opponents) went all in on the flop.
This is probably the most interesting. The opponent is ranked ~2000, which means he is probably fishier than average for this table (most good players are <500), but he has 3m, so he was doing pretty well, though I had seen him get lucky. I had AQ suited.
I 3-bet with the intention of folding to a 4-bet, but his 4-bet size was so small that I had a great price to continue. I hit my Q, but he shoved for 3m, so he is effectively repping AA, KK, or QQ, and I don’t want to throw away my whole stack. Is there any way I could call?
This next hand actually happened a couple of minutes earlier where I raise 5.5x with KK, get called by the button, and he shoves over my cbet for 1.4m into a 200k pot on a safe looking board. I put him on a set, but he could have 79, or even a flush draw or open-ended straight draw. Is there any way I could call?
And this final hand, I was getting kind of frustrated, and planning to leave the table soon. I bet 3.5x with JJ from under the gun, which is a generally unprofitable play, but when he shoves on safe, draw-heavy flop, I decided his stack was too small to be worried about, and that I had to take a stand. It doesn’t really seem possible that 3 players would be bluffing with the knowledge that I was capable of folding a big hand. I hadn’t done anything similar at that table, and I have made many tough, but correct calls in previous ring games. Thankfully, the third time was the charm.