Originally Posted by DaRook1e
It's not a bad play just prolly not optimal. flatting might be better. The reason is that in 1st and 2nd level your shove will be called by any pair down to 44 or even 22 which might be the case with the limper from MP2. Actually, he is the main concern in the hand and you should be careful with such limpers who either slow play Aces, or limp with low to middle pocket pairs and call such shoves very easy. I used to play the way you did but I think I flip too often for my entire stack that early which is not optimal as I consider myself for a decent player (lol).
I would flat here the raise and will behappy to play 3 way because if I flop a pair I can extract value even OOP. If I do not hit the board than easy fold and look ahead with healthy stack.
Why are we worried about fear of flipping? It's Button versus Blind. We have AK and 40BB. Surely our only concern here is which play is most likely to get him to play for all his chips. We flip against some hands.... but we are ahead of his opening range - and even his raise-calling range!
I 3-bet because I think this increases the chance of him putting more chips into the pot.