I played a 30+3 multi tonight on Stars. I don’t usually play non-deep stack multis, and I felt pressured to build my stack as quickly as possible. Twelve minutes in, I picked up AQo in late position. Three people limped for 20 and I raised to 165. The guy next to me calls my raise, and then the next moves all in for 840. Two of the limpers fold, but the third flat calls the all-in. What do you do?
Ordinarily, I throw away my hand here. But I felt compelled to play because of my hunger for chips. For some reason I felt like the flat call did not represent a huge hand, because most people in these small buy-in tourneys just aren’t that sophisticated. I ended up reraising all-in to 2030. To my dismay, both the other players in the hand called. The original all-in guy showed AKs, and the guy behind me had pocket tens. The flat caller showed AJo.
How terrible is this all-in by me here? Was this pure impatience, or is there a compelling argument for getting involved in this hand? My reason for moving in is certainly not that I think I have a better hand than all three of these guys. By pushing I’m hoping that two of them will fold and I’ll be heads up against the guy who is all-in already. Thoughts?
Results are unimportant, of course, but I ended up flopping a queen and rivering a set, just for good measure, and becoming the chip leader. Of course the absurd structure was too much for the crappy run of cards that ensued and I busted before the money.
In other news: The WPT is sponsoring the new card room at Foxwoods. Good for poker? Good for Foxwoods? I just hope it somehow improves the wait time for a damn seat.
ATLARGE NEXT WEEKEND! Woot!