Congrats to the OP well done!
Originally Posted by 10crow10
if you can survive all the times you have the donk's as a 3 1/2 to 1 dogs then you should be able to make a deep run, lately my hands have not been holding up early in tourny's, the last three that i have entered i have went out AK vs AQ, its pretty sick. Glad here you did good though, 4th out 890 is very good.
IMHO you're putting too much value AK at a full table. It's the only way I can figure AQ could put you out. Last night I pushed pretty deep in a smaller tournament, but was R&A and wouldn't ya know it? Player after player was rebuying like mad until the first break. Then I saw the then chip leader add on to get 2k she didn't actually need. Oh well, her money, helped the prize pool, can't complain, but can't figure her out.
Now to the real point, deep in the tournament I had AK. I was in early position and made a small raise, three players pushed so that one was all-in after me. I paused and folded AK and it was the right thing to do. I would have gone out with AK and one of my opponents lost with it.
I never would have considered folding that hand pre-cardschat. I would have pushed all-in before the hand even made it to late position. Now I'm thinking Do I really wanna risk it with what would be the bad side of a coin-flip heads up?
Suited or not it's pretty coin-flippy if you go all-in preflop. Post flop you have to consider what your opponent's holding, be cautious of the baby cards too. I'm sorry about your AK getting beaten by AQ but at least your opponents weren't holding utter crap.