V1 $140 effective
V2 covers all
Hero $1200 effective
V1 is a fish
V2 is a pro who is competent but more aggro than theoretically optimal
Hero is an unknown TAG-like player who probably doesn't get too much credit for being too sophisticated
V1 opens to 15 from UTG
V2 3bets to 60 from UTG+2
V1's range can be pretty much anything, and V2's range is something that he would want to get all-in against a $140 stack with
Hero has AKhh and flats the 60
Hero could just 4bet here, but I decide to play it fancy, because I like taking lines that are tilting to play against and inflict maximum pain. I'd rather flat and have the opportunity 6bet than just 4bet.
The logic here was that if V1 decided to go all in, then:
V2 was going to 5bet way too wide to isolate the fish, using the false assumption that my 60 was dead money
And if he 5bet against the fish's all-in, I was going to backraise him and go over the top with AKs to potentially re-blow him off whatever he had and pick up extra money from whatever he raised to in an attempt to isolate his range. And if I got it in, AKs definitely isn't in bad shape against his range
For example, if V1 shipped for $140 and V2 made it 400 to isolate V1, then I can go all-in on top to hake V2 hate life if he has TT
But after V1 ships $140, V2 also went all-in. With such an overbet, I doubt it's AA or KK, but it still seems like it might be unnecessary variance to get it in here. Is this a call anyway, though we're not really getting that great of a price and it's a flip most of the time?
*Footnote: If I had AA, I would 100% flat the 60 in this spot in hopes of something like this happening. That's why I don't consider it a great strategy to isolate the all-in player when there's somebody competent also in the hand.