why do people instant call with king high for half their chips?

blkmoney12

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I was playing on intertopspoker the blinds where 400/800 with an 100ante i was in the bb i had 15123 the 2nd place chips was in the sb 31579 folds around oo the sb the player call and i decide too go all in with ace-q and the sb on instant called with king-q
Hand#4320F8ECC2000342 - $75 GTD (Re-entry) T16313538 -- TICKETCASH -- $2 + $0.2 -- 9 Max -- Table 7 -- 100/400/800 NL Hold'em -- 2016/02/02 - 16:25:56
Dealer: Seat 5
Seat 1: ronlake (11,120 in chips)
Seat 2: fuzi666 (6,293 in chips)
Seat 3: CPTADC (52,086 in chips)
Seat 4: liamg78 (9,991 in chips)
Seat 5: jamiewhitehe (5,808 in chips)
Seat 7: crixuslove (31,579 in chips)
Seat 10: blkmoney12 (15,123 in chips)
ronlake: posts ante of 100
fuzi666: posts ante of 100
CPTADC: posts ante of 100
liamg78: posts ante of 100
jamiewhitehe: posts ante of 100
crixuslove: posts ante of 100
blkmoney12: posts ante of 100
crixuslove: posts small blind 400
blkmoney12: posts big blind 800
Dealt to blkmoney12 [Qd,As]
ronlake: folds
fuzi666: folds
CPTADC: folds
liamg78: folds
jamiewhitehe: folds
crixuslove: raises to 1,600
blkmoney12: is all in 14,223
crixuslove: calls 13,423
crixuslove: shows [Qs Kh]
blkmoney12: shows [Qd As]
*** FLOP *** [Tc,Jc,Ad]
*** TURN *** [4c]
*** RIVER *** [5c]
***SHOW DOWN***
crixuslove wins 30,746 with Straight Ace high

now tell me something how do u call of half of ur stack on king high som one explain that too me lol.
 
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You were getting to the shove phase, and he had you covered 2:1. A little aggressive for my taste, but a fairly common play by someone with a quality starting hand faced with these circumstances. It was your life on the line, not his.
 
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What I think happened: Everyone folds to SB, which proceeds to min raise. You push all-in, perhaps he thought you were just trying to steal the pot and he had a decent enough hand to call you out on it. He also though even if you had a fairly good hand he was probably at 60/40 and took the risk. Turns out you were way ahead and he got lucky. Tough break.
 
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MASURON2KE

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well his push line is here from K8+
 
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Opponent has twice as many chips. He has a good hand. I would have played the same way. Many garazdo playing with inferior cards. A fall can be, and with a pair of Aces.
 
coolDadJimbo

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yes, late in the tourney...

before the hand he had an M of 1.6; you had an M of about .80... so, with the stack sizes it was definitely a shove phase.... likely should've been shoving before this....

plus, he has pretty decent hand for what might be interpreted as a steal attempt by you, which happens late in tourneys.....

he also had u covered, so would still be alive for a bit longer if he lost this hand....

plus, you were heads up... and he only had to worry about your hand.... which could be A-rag or a small pair.... so, essentially a flip..

i think both your shove and his call were good plays considering the point in the tourney.... it's just that his hand ended up winning...

run this hand 10 times and you'd win about 8 of them... so, good play.... move on
 
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Big balls or just plain nuts?

Is the caller smelling your confusion?
 
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