This is funny. I saw this thread, and laughed mentally saying "Typical fish/rookie mistake...". I've been playing my entire life. I wouldn't do that.
So I play mostly small and micro stakes tourneys ( MTT & SNG ). But when the bankroll allows I play a day or two at higher SNG's ...
So I'm sitting 5 handed at a 9 max regular. To my right is a very regular that I have well over 10k hands on.
I can tell you with 90% surety that if he puts out a 1.5BB to 2xBB bet preflop UTG, UTG+1, or UTG +2 he IS holding AA, KK, QQ, AKs, AQs.
I KNOW THIS!
So 5 hande 6BB's low stacked he makes a simple 1.5 BB raise from the button. I'm holding broadway.
Flop KQQ. I'm thinking "DOUBLE UP!!!". He checks, I check.
Turn A, River A.
Wow, ugly board. "Is he holding AQ suited? Yeah, I bet he is. If he bets, I fold."
So he bets half my stack....
Did I just do that?
Yup AQ suited. I even knew it would be hearts!
But I came back with some coin flips to beat him but out and take 2nd...
I guess deep inside we all have a little fishy that loves to play like a fish.