I know this is probably the dumbest question ever asked, but i suffered the worst beat of my life (at least in terms of money lost, though it wasn't really my money, i'd won it in a freeroll) the other night with AA. It was at a no limit Table at Titan, .25/.50 blinds. I'd brought $25 to the table and was doing poorly, down to 17 and change when I caught pocket aces, and i thought things might be turning around for me, at least i'd be able to make a big raise and win a few cents, but boy was i wrong. a guy in very early possition went all in for about $35. Though part of me was saying to myself i could always lose with this hand, I had to call, so i did, and one of the blinds called also. on the board was Q, J, 9, 8, X, can't remember the suites or the order, but no flush, no pair. i turned over my aces, the second guy to call turned over his kings, and the guy who made the all in bet turned over his ****ing 10's, winning with the straight. I know some of you would say that if you're not willing to put all your money in the pot with AA, you have no buisness being at the table, but i knew i could have lost. Question 1, is there any reason to fold such a hand, knowing it's not unbeatable, and knowing that you have a lot to lose. 2... why the hell did the guy go all in with the pocket 10's. He had to realize that no one would have called him unless they had him beat. personally i put him on aces too, figuring we'd probably end up splitting the pot. the only hand i would have called with was the aces. i would have folded anything else. anyway, i don't know what advise you'll be able to offer. if nothing else i needed to vent a little.