Originally Posted by Caseace48
Well I was specifically talking about when you open with the hand for a raise, and have 2 or 3 callers and THEN a short stack moves over the top. Such as you raise to 375, 2 players flat call before it gets to the short stack who then moves in over the top for 500 flat and now your stuck and just have to call because the reraise wasnt enough to allow you to reraise. Maybe thats more clear?
Sure I get it, I am saying don't raise in the first place. A smallish raise to prevent the ackward shorty shove/call isn't going to be much more effective than just limping in the first place other than possibly making the short stack fold some hands to your raise that he would shove over the top of your limp which is forcing him to play correctly which is not what you want.
What reason are you raising small with AA if you think a Short stack is going to shove? One should raise to isolate, for value, to steal the blinds (typically).
A smallish raise like the one you are advocating so that the shove reopenes the betting doesn't reallty achieve anything positive for you. It isn't really a value raise as it isn't big enough, It won't really isolate you to playing a short stack, and you don't want to just be stealing the blinds with AA.
These are just my thoughts feel free to disagree.
Edit: Also, if there is a short stack like that at my table a lot of times I just raise the size of their stacks becuase if they are that short everyone knows what I am doing anway and they won't be able to necessarily narrow my range too far, they just know I have a hand strong to call a shorty.