re: Poker & Did I play this right?
If you're going to short stack, it should take an unusual set of circumstances for you not to stick it in with AKo. Like multiple people are already all in or pot committed when it's your turn to act.
And as already stated, what happens after your chips go in doesn't change what action you should have taken. It's a bit of a simplification, but as a short stacker, your goal is to put your chips in when you're +EV. And it doesn't have to be all that high an EV. Assuming you steal some blinds and win a few hands when someone opens and folds to your shove, you only need to win half the times you're allin and called to be profitable. And unless you know something unusual about the strength behind the big opening bet, AKo has to be better than 50%.