Don’t play a lot of tournaments. Hoping some more experienced players can check my fundamentals here.
WSOP 1K Double Stack
200/400/50, I raise to 1K off 14K stack UTG with 88. Folds to aggressive, competent-seeming 20-something in HJ, who raises to 2700 off almost exactly the same stack as me. Folds back to me.
Seems like all three options are on the table, though I didn’t seriously consider jamming. Is jamming 30-plus blinds here standard, just going for the flip with AK or AQ (but maybe running into TT+), or just getting the fold from him?
I had been relatively tight, and was opening UTG. Assuming he knows that, is this just a fold?
I picked what I think now is probably the worst option and called. I knew I couldn’t call just to set-mine at this depth. My plan was to call on good flops (no A, K or Q) and count on him shutting down if he didn’t have it, since he would know I had a strong overpair if I called. (This seems highly exploitable as I type it now.)
743 rainbow. Check, he bets 3200. If I fold now, that means I had to fold preflop. I stick to my plan and call. Turn 2 brings club draw. Check, he shoves. I will have less than 1K left if I call and lose.
His actions scream overpair, but a thinking player can also easily go with AK or AQ here, having picked up a gutshot, and possibly a flush draw. This seems like a great bluff card for him.
Which is more idiotic now, folding or calling? And should I have folded preflop?