A post from today reminds me of another one of my losing AA hands.
This was a Friday night Mirage bounty tournament during my last trip to Vegas, about six months ago. We were down to final table, I think 9 players left. The tourney paid the top 6 players with a grand prize of about $1300 or so. I had $125 or $150 in bounties, so I had already recovered my original buy-in. I had an average stack size at the table, about $25,000. Blinds were $1000/$2000 with $300 antes. These numbers are estimated but will work for purposes of reproducing the hand.
I was in a late-ish position. Opponent #1 was UTG+1, had a short stack (about $8000), and raised all-in. Opponent #2 was in mid-position, had a significant number of chips, slightly more than me (about $30,000), and re-raised all-in. I figured that Opp #2 was just trying to isolate and push everyone else out of the pot. Well, then I looked down at my cards and found pocket AA.
The rest is predictable.
I called. Opp #1 showed down pocket 99, and Opp #2 showed down suited KQ. The board came down KQx, turn and river didn't help me, and I busted out of the tournament with cracked aces.
What was I supposed to do? Fold?
I don't think I could have gotten myself to lay this down, although I suppose there could be a logical argument for folding.
Thanks for your comments.