Can I get away from this hand?
I was playing at my local casino this last weekend at the 2/5 NLHE . I have been sitting for about an hour or two, playing mostly LAG style. I was dealt AQ offsuit under the gun (seat 3), and I raised it to $15 (3BB), the villian on seat 6, who is a TAG raised it to $35 ($20 more). Everyone folds to me, and I decided to call the $20 more into the $55 pot.
The flop was Q 7 3 rainbow. The pot now is $75, I bet $35, and he pushed all in for $120 more. I thought for a bit and called. He turned over QQ, which left me drawing dead.
My question is, did I play the hand badly? There were 2 points I would like to discuss:
1) During preflop, was it the wrong to call $20 more to see a flop with AQ? I know that MOST of the time AQ is no good here, since he can only be reraising with AA/KK/QQ/JJ, and AK/AQ (maybe TT/AJ), which leaves me crushed on most hands. But $20 more in a pot of 75 doesnt sound like bad odds
2) Was it wrong to call the all in after the flop? Q 7 3 rainbow is as strong of a flop as I could hope to see (vs say A 7 3, where there is a high chance of kicker problem)
I kept thinking this is just one of those hands where you go broke and theres nothing you can do about it (such as set on set, or AA vs KK), but I am always looking for room to improve my play. Your inputs will be greatly appreciated.