OK this hand is the most devastating one of my poker 'career'.
I feel that I played it right just to get unlucky but am seeking the opinions of others.
The tournament was a $120 buy in tourney with a 1st place prize of $7,000.
There was 12 players left and I was short stacked at 50k. The blinds were 1500/3000 and the big stack had about 200k, who happened to be a maniac and sitting directly to my right.
I was in the BB and it was folded to the SB, who was the big stack/maniac. I had seen him call off raises with rags and win the pots in hands before. I knew he was ****y and that he felt he could win with any two cards at that point.
I was dealt K10 off, and as I said, it was folded to him in the SB. He limped in hoping to see a flop. I was surprised he didn't raise my BB, being the big stack and first to act. Whether he limps or raises from the SB, I'm certain I have the best hand preflop given his insane style of play.
Anyways, he limps, the pot is around 8K including blinds and antes. The action is on me and my K10 offsuit. I decided to shove my entire stack (50k) into the pot, trying to force him to fold his rags since most likely I am only a 60 percent favorite to win the hand preflop against any two cards he holds.
I shove with K10, and he decides to call and turns over K2 suited. The flop comes 789 giving me an open ender and two overs. The turn was the devastating 2 .. giving him bottom pair and the best hand. I blanked on the river and was effectively eliminated from the tournament.
Looking back he may have thought I was trying to steal preflop and that his K2 may have been ahead. As the board played out, I regret not making a standard raise preflop, then shoving, or making a pot-sized c-bet on the flop with my open ender and two overs. I'm certain he would've folded K2 on the flop if he had the choice.
Anyways, I'm wondering how others would have played K10 offsuit in this situation? I feel I played it correctly against this maniac even though the 50K preflop all-in was a massive overbet into the 8K pot.
Thanks for all feedback.