Advice wanted... Live game
So I stop by my local casino to play for the first time since they've started NL games. I jump on a 1/2 with $100 and right away I see the competition is very similar to the 1/2 limit table... a bunch of bingo players, and a few ass-holes who swear they are pro's.
Any way. I play at the table for about 4 hours and saw (literally, no joke) 5 decent hands... 77, 66, 66, AQos, and J-Qs. I had to fold the 7-7 because someone mucked pre-flop and showed a 3-7. One of the 6-6 hands was the ONLY hand that I took down a pot with -- a whopping $8.
With the AQ I was at the cut-off and raised it up to $15, and then got shoved on by the button, who was one of those 'I'm a pro' players that only played AA, KK, QQ, AK and his only move was all-in, so he pushes all-in, someone calls, I lay down - they show AK and QQ.
Any ways... as the night progresses, and my stack goes from $100 down to $25 I get into this situation, and this is the one that I'm wondering about...
I've got $25 left, on the button, UTG raises to $15 - there are 5 callers, action is on me... I look down at 7-9 suited spades... My thought process goes like this... I'm probably looking at 5 hands with aces in them, and a few with kings or queens... the table was loose, but they would only get involved in the raised pots with A, K, or Q - something.... So I figure, I'm getting about 5.1:1 with a hand that I am more than likely alive with... right?
The board comes 10-7-8 with two spades, the turn comes a blank, and the river comes an 5, I believe, of spades.
Well, it ends up that I'm looking at
AQs, AQos, QJ, QK, and A3 for my opponents...
AQ was suited spades and took down the pot on the river. It kind of sucks, because from pre-flop he's drawing pretty slim with 3 aces out and 4 queens out.
After the hand was over - my friend asked me "how the can you go all-in there? You know you're up against all big hands" and I said "Exactly" and he looked at me like I was an idiot, and I think that's why he wouldn't lend me cash to play, lol.
Am I wrong here? Or am I totally right? What better spot can I pick to try and get back in the game with a $25 stack at a 1/2 NL game that is playing this way?