We had just broken down to the final nine. I was seated UTG +2. 5 get paid. 5th $300 first $1490
Blinds 1k/2k no ante. next level 2k/4k in 19mins
3 short stacks with around 5k each, one in the BB. I raise to 5.5k with QcQs, I have around 32k in my stack when the hand started, get flatted by the player to my left who is second in chips with around 40k.
I had played with him on the previous table and he seemed to be somewhat of a thinking player but on the slightly loose side. He had Ac 2h had called a LAG reg on the BTN with A2o, hit an ace, called flop bet, and c/c turn and checked river on an A3T7Q rainbow board. The LAG villain commented that he should have shoved and he said, because it was him he'd call. Not sure if this shows a thinking player as he had adjusted to the LAG or loose passive as he had gotten married to an Ace.
He he had also open shoved 77 PF from mid pos when we were 7 handed for 20bb.
FLOP: 6 6 4
I open shove for 25.5k as I thought his calling range PF was 77+ AJs+ AJo+ and i'd get called by all his PP. I could have bet 7/8k, but would have called his shove as I would put him on flush draw with an over and the same PPs. Thoughts here?
Question 2: he snapped called with 44 and I missed my two Qs. Harsh times. Now that we have this info, how would you be adjusting to this player in the future? Does having the three short stacks effect your answer as I had been stealing with impunity previously, and bar one good LAG reg, the table was loose passive waiting to cash.