Two interesting (maybe not *that* interesting) situations happened over the past 2 days, just want to hear some thoughts on them.
Yesterday I was in a tournament, couldn't have been any deeper than 5 hands in. I pick up pocket kings UTG+1, early position. I rarely ever, ever shove pre-flop with anything, even aces. And even then, I hate to call all-ins with them. But this time I shoved with my pocket kings, and the person at the cutoff called with AJ off suit (we were about even stacked)- all was well until they hit the ace on the river. Obviously the river always hurts the worse.
And today I was in another, probably 15ish hands in. I was UTG+3 this time, picked up AQ off suit. I decide to shove, as much as I hate to pre-flop, guy (3 spots behind) calls with 3 4 suited, and ended up hitting two pair. He had about double my stack, but can anyone explain the logic there? Was that just a donk move? Or am I making the wrong moves here?
(I realize there's not a single correct way to play any hand in any situation, just looking for feedback)