Tournament buy-in: 40$ + 1x 40$ rebuy/addon (you can use the addon/rebuy anytime in the first 5 levels)
Starting stack: 7000 + 13000
Levels: 25 minutes
Blinds: 25/50,50/100,150/300,150/300(25a), 200/400(25a), 300/600(50a)...
Average stack: 26 300
My stack: 40 000
I was currently a chip leader but not by much. I won a few hands in showdown with AA/KK/AK, my table image was quite tight, so was my 3betting range.
Highjack (tight player) raises to 750, Button (loose-aggresive) 3bets to 2100, I find TT on the big blind and since I suspect HJ to hold hands like AK/AQs and Button (stack 30k) pretty much any two, I decide just to call and see the flop. I am afraid if I 4bet preflop that HJ reshoves with his stack (20k) and I dont want to flip for a half of my stack in this spot. HJ calls.
Flop goes: 7h 2h 6x (pot is around 7k)
BB(me): check, HJ: check, Button: bets 3100 ..... I decide just to call and see what button does on the turn on such a blank board, I assign hands like KQ/KJ to him so far....HJ folds.
I check with an intention of checkraise, my thoughs are : he's either drawing to flush or holding over cards, based on previous experience I don't think im up against JJ/QQ/KK/AA. Button bets 5700 leaving himself around 16k behind, my stack is now about 31k. In the end I decided just to call and let him bluff on the river if a brick comes, which was the 4 of clubs.
I check, he goes all in. I was close to folding my hand with a 4 cards to straight on board (7 2 6 8 4) but I couldn't imagine that he could have been holding a five in his hand because of the way the hand was played. I called, he had K-5 off, I left myself with 10k stack and busted out later shoving with 77 against AJ&QQ..not important.
Anyway it was a really bad experience and I would like to know your thoughts, I welcome even the most negative thoughts and opinions so open your heart and be sincere.
My thoughts: Should have I folded the hand preflop or at any later street?
Should have I 4bet the hand preflop or check-raise at any later street? (I probably should have but since the player on the button played really loose, I kinda wanted to trap him and make him pay me out).
Thank you for your opinions! I hope I wrote this in a decent format, it could be a bit shorter, I realize that...