here is one of the hands from one of the 12 tables that i played today
Its not a big hand or anything I was just wondering how someone else would play it.
I'm in the small with AQ off
Full Tilt Poker Game
#3610035926: $2 + $0.25 Sit & Go (Turbo) (27548909), Table 1 - 50/100 - No Limit Hold'em - 12:21:30 ET - 2007/09/19
Seat 1: krystal22 (2,100)
Seat 2: krzjay (1,410)
Seat 3: squeezes (2,180)
Seat 4: gnrsggs (1,305)
Seat 5: netovsky (1,915)
Seat 6: silkland (1,195)
Seat 7: WillHK (1,500)
Seat 8: U Got Rob (1,145)
Seat 9: smacking apple (750)
krzjay posts the small blind of 50
squeezes posts the big blind of 100
The button is in seat #1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to krzjay [Ac Qd]
gnrsggs calls 100
silkland raises to 200
U Got Rob folds
smacking apple calls 200
krzjay calls 150
squeezes calls 100
gnrsggs calls 100
*** FLOP *** [9d 8s 4h]
gnrsggs bets 100
smacking apple calls 100
The rest of the hand is irrelevant.
These stupid min raises really grind my gears.
My question is, is it even worth calling the small blind, there is almost guaranteed going to be 5 people in the pot,
unless gnrsggs is slowplaying huge hand.
AQ is a nice hand and I may have the best hand before the flop.
But, if I make a raise and get called I will have unfavorable position, especially if I missed the flop...
There are already 5 people in, there could be 1 or 2 people with A rag and hit two pair on me.
This is less likely, but it does happen and it actually happened to me on another table I was currently playing, and I busted out.
The blinds are not high enough in my opinion to push all-in. Some of these passive players will just call with AK before the flop and then will call you
when you push.
I think I was wrong in calling the additional 150 but the odds
were right, it felt like I already knew I was just giving it away.
Anyone else have any opinions? Maybe I am thinking too much of the extreme cases, but I have been getting really unlucky with hands like these.