Question about a hand I played tonight
Hi guys, first post on here after lurking for a year or so.
I've been playing a weekly game semi-locally (about 14 miles away) for the last month or so - 2 games a night, blinds up every 10 minutes, £5 buy-in, 60-30-10 split.
To start with I was very passive, but I've upped my aggression a lot recently (going from tight-passive to tight-aggressive) and I've started to get used to some of the other player's tendencies.
My pre-flop game is great, but I still tend to play too passively post-flop. I'm improving on it though and learning every week and tonight I won
Anyway, on to the hand - villain makes a raise of 4BB UTG and I (holding AA on the button) make a pot-size re-raise. He then asks for a count of my chips - realising he has me covered, he just calls (we're both deep-stacked).
Flop comes 5-7-Q. He checks, I make a half-pot c-bet and he shoves over the top.
It took me a couple of minutes to make the call - I've never played him before and was tempted to put me all-in preflop. This, to me, narrows his range to AA, KK, QQ, AK or AQ - maybe JJ or KJ, but I doubt it. I have him strong pre-flop.
I'm not scared of AA because it's highly unlikely he's holding them and, even so, there's no flush draw out there so it would be split. I'm ahead of KK, AK and AQ, but QQ sits right in the middle of the range I'm putting him on. I'm a massive dog if he holds QQ and this is for all my chips. I take a while to think about it before calling and watching him turn over AQ. I then show my aces and he and a mate start getting pissed thinking I was slowrolling. They said it should be a snap-call with pocket aces and that basically I was a dick for taking so long.
A couple of other guys there (who's play and personalities I respect a lot more) said that actually, I was right to take my time and that making a snap-call would be reckless.
I was just wondering what the general consensus here is - would it be a snap-call for you? Or would you have taken your time? (I took maybe 2 minutes?)
Thanks in advance.