I am playing in a 3 table sat. tourny for a shot at a 250k tournament on sunday tonight. The top 5 payout, 2 getting seats in the big tournament. I get down to 7 people with an average chip stack.
The table has been pretty active with a lot of raises recently.
I am in first position with QQ and decide to get fancy with the active table.
I limp (I know I am cursing myself and calling the poker gods to come get me)
Fold,Fold,Fold, Raise +400... YES it worked....
folds back to me (except the guy to seats to my left who had $10 left)
I look down at my $2250 and try to decide to limp to the raise or push back. If I push back she probably folds and I get the $400 which I need with the blinds at 50/100. If I limp I can fold to an Ace on the flop and keep my seat, albeit short stacked. I decide that I dont want to play short stacked anymore and I am putting my money in the pot. I go all in. She thinks about it and calls, flips over AK off. The guy two seats to my left shows A10 off.
Of course. I was racing from the beginning (although I was slightly ahead because of the two aces), but why do I feel like I knew that king was coming. She had me covered by about $150 chips.
The thing that gets me is her making this call. I know I cant complain about people playing badly, and I am not sure it is even a bad move, but I think it is.
I have seen this limp-all in move done a handful of times. Every single time the person has had a pair. I have never seen anyone limp-all in with AQ off. In fact 80% of the time I have seen the limp-all in move it is with AA,KK. I am seriously thinking about folding AK in that situation for my tournament life. I am not sure I can make that call...