Originally Posted by DeanoRN
1 question though, just before i busted we were 7 handed and had about 5/6 big blinds in middle position and someone raised who was playing a solid game, and i was holding As8s and after thinking about it for a minute i called, was this the correct call? anyway i busted villain was holding A9o and an 8 and 9 both flopped then another 9 on the turn which was a bit sickening because i was confident if i doubled up i would have gone further up in the money.
I don't really have a problem with the shove here, but there are some other considerations as to what's the best play.
By simply folding since you didn't have fold equity by being first in you might move up in money by letting one of the other short stacks get knocked out first. For me first in is important.
Unless blinds are about to go up you might get another hand out of the next 6-7 hands that is stronger or with the position of first in. If there are shorter stacks than you that will be the blinds before you this also suggests folding.
Also, what's the spread on payout, mostly at the top 2-3 or more spread out.