1K NLHE event, Level 17, 3000/6000, 6000 ante. I have 110K (~18 BBs). It’s early Day 2 and we are in the money.
Main villain (MP1) is mid 50’s, and an experienced tournament player. I had the privilege of playing with him on Day 1 next to me, and coincidentally we were seated next to each other on day 2. He showed me his Hendon Mob and it’s filled with many small cashes that’s he’s proud of, but no major wins. He’s stated to me that he’s a “survivor” in tournaments and never really wins big. His stack is slightly larger than mine, ~120k. Plays tight, solid. Never seen him get out of line.
UTG (covers us both) opens to 2400. Folds to main villain who jams all in. I’m in MP2 next to act with A♠ K♠
This may seem like a standard spot, but I’m not an experienced tournament player, so I’d appreciate the honest feedback. Was genuinely not sure what to do. My thought process is that with a short stack this late, I want to be the one pushing and putting people to decisions, not calling off against 1-2 opponents with no pair. That said, tripling up this late is a huge jump for my chip stack.
Easy call or easy fold?
UTG ended up calling, so I will post results later.