aasurfer, on Thursday, October 4th, 2007, 1:24 PM, said:
sorry but i disagree with you guys big time. my cards aren't the point and i said that to begin with. are you trying to tell me that on a table like that i should expect to be called for $170 limp reraise all in by A5s, AQo, and 910o? i knew what i was up against and made a play i'm surprised didn't work. consider the situation not the outcome... hopefully somebody out there can play beyond their cards and can give me a better opinion here. i'd like to know if anybody has had a similar situation in which players go haywire for no apparent reason. to me calling with anything less than KK is absurd.
You post here to get other opinions and assessments on your play. The general consensus is that this is a bad play. I agree with them. First of all, you're telling us about the players, but we need to know about hand ranges here. What is the range for player 1s opening raise? Does it matter to him that you limped UTG? What are the other players likely calling with?You should not play shortstacked at the table. If you are going to play shortstacked, you should not be playing cards like suited connectors UTG because you will not get the right implied odds.Also, since you're short, people will view you as desperate and will likely call with a wider range. Yeah the range that called you here is pretty comical, but how do you know none of them had AA, or TT or AK or anything? I think you just saw some money in the pot and shoved in becuase you felt there was a decent chance it might work, but you need to have specific reads on people's hand ranges when you make a move like this to ensure that it works.