5 bet win, was the risk worth it?
Just going through a hand I felt a little unsettled with. I felt that if I had taken the same line in a higher stakes match the risk may not have been worth the reward and I'm hoping to find some good advice for future spots like this. Ok, this was a 0.10/0.25 NLH 6 handed game. I was delt AKo in the big blind with a starting stack of about $25, villain was UTG and open min raised to 0.50 with a starting stack of about $26.50. His Vpip is 30% and pre flop raise is at 20%. Action folds around to me. I figure he's opening wide enough that I can get value from many of his hands. I 3 bet to 1.33 thinking he'll probably call and I'll see a flop with me in a good spot. Surprisingly he 4 bet raises to 4.26. At this point he's showing a lot of strength and his range is a lot more compressed than how it started, somewhere in the A10o to AKs and all pairs. I wasn't worried about AA or KK due to my blocker hand. I felt a bit handcuffed but figured best move to put the pressure back on him is to 5 bet raise to $15.60, my thought on this was that it puts him in a position were he has to shove or fold and if he does shove it's pretty likely a coin flip. He did end up folding but I've been wondering if maybe my 3 bet looked too weak coming from BB and given that it was only about a 2.5 raise. Any advice in this scenario is appreciated!