Originally Posted by Shadow28Charlie
Went all in with Ad 10s with a strong feeling about it in my gut. Chip leader called with A,K.
Afterwards he asked, "How'd you make that call?" and my reply was, "I felt it in my gut"
You made a bet, not a call. Unless by "call" he meant "decision."
Your chip stack in relationship the blinds, and position are important to this. Shoving with A/T when you only have 7 big blinds is standard while shoving with 50 big blinds is suicide.
Shoving with A/T and a decent stack, anybody who calls you with an equal stack is going to crush you. You're looking at getting called by A/Js+ and hands like T/T+. Maybe a loose/tilty guy will call with 9/9 (because he's trusting his instinct), but in every other case you're only going to be at best 25% to win.
I have to admit though. Going with your gut works. In this case you can expect it to work about 1/4th of the time.
When it does work one give credits going with his gut.
When it does not work, one blames tilt or boredom for making an obviously bad decision.
That being said, going with your gut to snap off a bluff is a lot different. If his bets weren't making sense and maybe you subconsciously picked up some other click tell, then a call (or re-bluff) from the gut is ok. But relying on your gut with no information is just tying to get lucky.