So what's worse?
So what's worse, the weak A or the light call?
I was playing a S&G late last night. After my trip Kings ran into Aces full, I found myself with less the three big blinds. I managed to battle back to 14 big blinds, but soon found myself sitting on less than 9x BB. I'm dealt A-4. But with a 4x raise in front of me, I figure I'm dominated and lay it down. I catch A-3 off, but can't bring myself to pull the trigger with it. 2 hands later, UTG, I'm dealt A-3 off again. I glance at the tourney lobby and see blinds will increase in less than a minute. Oh well, I'm all-in. Someone calls me with 9-10 off. After all five cards have been dealt, niether of us has hit anything and I take the pot down with A high. This, of course, is followed by the inevitable "lol, ace rag, what donk". This is the time I usually remind people of what Superchicken used to frequent say to his sidekick, "Fred, you knew the job was dangerous when you took it".
Now, I'm not of fan of pre-flop shoves outside of being under ten big blinds, unless I'm holding a monster pair in a pot that has been raised, reraised, and probably 4-bet. Nor am I fond of playing A-Rag hands. But what else could I do, sit there waiting for pocket Ks while I get blinded off?
So here is the question I'm asking you, or asking you to ask yourself, since I already know what the answer is for me...
What's worse, the all in shove with a weak A, or the call for 2/3 of your stack with 9-10 offsuit?