April 29, 2010 1:41:52 PM EDT
Here's how I'm viewing the situation:
Our Stack: 47,000
Villians Stack: 50,000
We raise the button to 3K and Villian in the BB reraises to 8K total. The pot is now:
3K (our raise) + 500 (antes) + 500 (sb) + 8K (Villian) = 12,000
At this point our stack is 44K and we have to call another 5K for a 12K pot with position. So well over 2:1 on our money. If we call our stack is 39K which is still plenty healthy. We enjoy position post-flop but of course the pot size jumps to 17K and it becomes difficult to manuever if Villian comes out firing.
I agree with you that a Villian could be firing back at us light given our button position. But atm all the info we have is that Villian has shown down very solid hands. Do we really want to commit 47 bb's with pocket 6's against a solid player who if he isn't playing back at us light, has us at best in a coin-flip and at worst an 80/20 dog?
Depending on our history here, images, how comfortable we feel playing post-flop, how often villian is c-betting out of position vs. checking since we have a stack that can cripple him, it may be ok to call here and take the pot away post-flop if we feel there is a good enough chance that villian may check-fold (again, this depends on dynamics that haven't been presented in this particular scenerio, but I'd feel more comfortable taking that line if the dynamics are right, than in commiting a very healthy stack with a small pocket pair.
We're relatively deep in the tourney, but still have a ways to go, so while chip accumulation is important, I feel the risk:reward given the information presented in the OP makes a call > raise, at least with the way I play. But at least we agree that barring any additional info fold is the better option here.