Big tournament real life
This is a tournament I played in when I was 17 years old. It was 2500 dollars buy in, 100,000 guaranteed. It was real life casino tournament, and my father signed me up. Haha, you can guess where my love of poker must come from :P Anyway, this is one of the hands. So I'm around average in chips, at the time 10k chips. Can't remember what the blinds were, but I was fine. I'm not sure HOW bad I played it, I know I could have played it much better, but how would YOU guys play it. I've been playing like a ROCK the whole time. Manage to get to 10k chips from 1.5k starting chips with only one bluff the entire time. I have ace-10 in hand. I don't think I was in position to rainse, and I limped in with it. I had like 2 more callers, probably blinds. Now, mind you, these are VERY lose aggresive players here, mostly rich guys who are having fun. flop comes: ace-7-10, with two being clubs. I check, KNOWING they will probably bet on the flop just to take it down. I'm first to act. As happens, the guy bets 1k. I raise him to 4k total (almost half my chips). He looks at the cards on the flop for a sec, and just cool calls me, with about 5k left in chips. I'm thinking now, he must be either going for the straight or the flush, so i'll take him all in next card. Well, here comes the 6 of clubs. I'm horrified at this card. I checked, and he put me all in. I spent like a minute thinking about it, and folded. He turned over his cards to show ace-6, for 2 pairs, meaning I had him dominated the whole time. NOW, it's pretty obvious he played it horribly. He payed off half his stack to a weak semi bluff, with top pair horrible kicker. BUT, should I have called, knowing he is very lose about his hands? What do you guys think? I'm thinking I should have sent all in regardless of what came. It's a tournament, I could always chase the ace or 10 to double. Thanks.