Originally Posted by SicKBeATz
True but out of the 3 other players still left in the hand there is only 1 player that can do a lot of damage to my stack. If I'm wrong and either of the two shortstacks call and I lose I still have over a 20 bb stack to work with.
I guess I should of asked this question instead, how often is the BB going to have a hand good enough to call me with here.
BB made what I consider a pretty marginal call with AJs with 26bb's so I was slightly behind but pretty much a flip and I made Q's otr.
Let's think about how a shove is perceived by others here.
You probably don't do this with Q-Q~A-A. So villain may think you have something like low or medium PPs, a couple of broadway cards, or some wacky suited one gappers.
Villain is possibly ahead, and makes the call with a better hand. You said it was a marginal call. Maybe so, but A-J is ahead of K-Q, regardless.
In all honesty, it was a foolish play, and you lucked out. You could have just as easily won the pot using position, without risking your entire stack.
Let's say A-J calls and he snaps you off... Doesn't look like such a good move then. You are risking a ton to win a little. No disrespect, but it's a foolish gamble.
Don't let the lucky Q go to your head. It was an unnecessary risk. Playing small ball is sometimes a safer and smarter play.
Edit: The shove looks like you don't want any action. That is why some may not give you credit for a big hand.