Originally Posted by tiltboy
I have made bets like this but not under these circumstances, i just think a combination of factors dont make this particular move ideal.
I try to look at hands on a 'hand by hand' basis rather than a rule of thumb for particular situations. In this scenario the range of hands i would put him on would include A-Q and thats why i said if absoultely certain the other guy hasnt got an A then this call is ok.
I admittedley dont know as much as some of the guys on posting on this topic these comments are valuable to me because it has given me something to think about which will hopefully develop my game and make me more money
I understand your point and its ok to express your opinion and compare it with others. In general, what you need to consider here are 2 things.
1.) While you should always attempt to put your opponent on a range of hands, there is no way you can be "sure" he has AQ here, considering also he's LAG, and the fact you can suspect it shouldn't stop you from making a move. You can very rarely, so early in the hand, be "absolutely certain".
2.) The raise is justified by a combination of factors already explained by other posters, and fact is that if you get called, on that board, whatever villain flips over (worst case a set, 2nd worse AQ) you're never drawing dead here. It'd be better if he didn't have AQ because it reduces your outs, but you can still win this and even if behind, you're not a huge dog.
Its fine that you look at situations on "hand by hand" basis, I don't think that's wrong. In this scenario, I'm not suggesting this play every time, but against a LAG I think I would. Remember, he only has to fold here a certain percentage of times for this to be +EV, and his $25 bet on the flop doesn't necessarily mean strength. The fact he's LAG doesn't mean he'll call for sure either, because the reraise was putting him all-in, so there was no room left for him to call the reraise and attempt to steal it on the turn. He's all-in so he needs the best hand to win, and that will slow down any LAG. Also, as pointed out by FP, the all-in raise could make him fold a hand like 77, 88 or 99, which is a great bonus.