re: Poker & AQ Suited?
Originally Posted by TheKid84
I was dealt AQ diamonds in the 5 spot of 9 people, and raise the blind about 3.5 times the BB. The big blind goes all in and the amount was about double what I just put in. I decided to call, and he shows 7's. My AQ doesn't hit, and I lose the hand.
No, you didnt play it wrong at all. To fold here would've been a worse play than calling and losing the hand. Unless you put the BB on AA or KK or possibly even QQ, I dont see how you could not
call with this situation.
At best/worse, villain is shoving with an under pair. You're getting 2:1 odds
(slightly better actually) on a coin-flip situation which is exactly what you need to call. More than likely, though, villain is shoving with weaker hand than you are holding QJ, K10, AJ or worse, etc. So your AQ crushes his shoving range. So, given this..its a snap call for me. Also, given the fact that its the later stages of the tournament, these are the opportunities I look for to increase my stack, knock someone out, and move up.
Good call, IMO.