Joined: Nov '08
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 45 (M)
Ok lets start far enough back you get a little insite to my logic....... I'm sitting pretty im chip leader in a 9 seater SnG $50 turbo.. I have 4K+ and the next guy to me has only 2.5K there are 5 players left in and 3 of them have less than 1K. I call an all in by some one with 900chips. i have QQ they have KK.....i loose.. OK thats fine. Very next hand i get QQ again and onother guy who has 800 chips go's all in.... So i call again, (it was my big blind anyway so it only cost me 400chips) he turns over AA and i loose again, SO now im down to Just under 3k and all the others are gaining, A few hands later i loose again after re-raising with Ako getting put all in by AQs and loosing to a A high flush im down to just over1k by this time im the short stack....'Doh.. The next round of blinds put me down to 500chips I decide to push with 22 get called by the big blind and double up to 1.2K The next hand i get 88 and push again but they all fold! Now up to 1.6k Now under the gun get AA..... I think for a few seconds and decide to push again thinking they will think im bluffing or tilting and they all fold so im upto 2.2k but should i have just called with AA utg ?
Joined: Jan '09
Age: 51 (M)
I think you did the rifht thing rpushing your AA: first of all cause it was the 3rd push in a row, if I was an oppo i would have thuoght it was a bluff; and then cause I will never, never and never call my AA again only pushing to play them against one or two oppos .. not more. I don't like limp at all.
Joined: Aug '08
Age: 41 (M)
In this situation the push is absolutely the right thing to do. Like you say, the situation should make them beilive you've gone crazy, and if any of them would've had a descent like A10s or 88 they probably would've called. And when the blinds are that big, a steal is good to!
4 xxxbchxxx: I think, it was right move. Go all-in thirth times over is suspicious and they really could think that you are tilting... I also think that thay call you with AJ+ or 66+, if you pushed in this situation. My opinion is nobody has semi or better hand so they can´t call. I think you wouldn´t earn more money, if you just limp.
Joined: Apr '09
Age: 35 (M)
I understand your idea. But the correct play here maybe is going all in, because if they were thinking you are tilted, they will call you with a K high! If you just call and slow played you could be beated against two pair or other miraculous hand. In that period of the sit&go with that hand and your stack is an all in. You could raise 4 times but it is almost an all in too!
Joined: Mar '09
Location: Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
Age: 40 (M)
I think the best way was to raise the bet was less likelihood that people will pay, when making a call just think you had something like a pair or a project for you and you gave them opportunity to bind something
Joined: Nov '08
Age: 33 (M)
Calling with AA is almost always a bad play. Just play the hand as if you would have played other, smaller hands. Callin won't take you anywhere- small pot with many players isn't definetely what you want to achieve