Posted over in AVP forums too.
I played some $1/2 no limit last night at a casino on the strip. During the session, I made a really unusual laydown preflop and I wonder if anyone else makes this fold.
I had AK offsuit in middle position and open-raised to $10. I had been playing my normal relatively tight game and hadn't seen much playable for the past half hour, so it was one of the few pots I'd put any money into over that stretch. The guy to my immediate left re-raised to $35 and had $55 left behind. My thinking was "okay, with his stack, I've got to hope he has QQ or JJ and is trying to take it down now, so when it folds back to me, I just need to get it in. If he has AA or KK well then that just sucks."
But, before it gets back to me an older guy on the button flats the $35. He has $105 left after flatting. It then folds back to me. I think for a little bit and I look at both stack sizes again. I think over the hands I've seen the button play and he has generally been really tight. Because of that, I can't see him getting involved in the pot with anything but a premium hand. So, I start thinking "why would he flat?" and the only thing I can come up with is that he was trying to trap me with a monster like AA or KK. So, I say to myself, "this can't be any good" and I fold.
I realize AK is a hand that I should rarely fold preflop, but this just seemed like a spot to make an exception. Is this crazy? Am I seeing "monsters under the bed"? Or does my thinking make sense?