Please deal me AA every hand no matter if there is one or 9 (or 20 if you want) opponents against me. Even if they know thet I get them every hand and fold to me, in the end, I will win just by scooping the blinds. Now, why anyone would want to play against me is another story. Some people are just suckers for punishment I guess
There is no better hand in hold'em, period. It wins most pots and pays out about 2.5 on your money. (So for every 100 invested with AA you should get 100 +250 back for those of ya whom math has skipped in grade school lol). I win 9 out of 10 times with AA and frankly do not remember last time i lost with them. AA just has so many possibilities it might seem overwhelming, but it is just a hand and can be broken. So, why is it that some will not fold rockets when they know they are beaten and their tournament life depends on it?
Poker, not unlike life, is a game of decisions ---> if you do not like to make tough decisions, by all means go all in with AA from the get go and make others have to decide what to do. However, you will probably leave a lot of money on the table from lack of action.
Most of the time, when you have a decent stack and are not looking to doubble up, raise enough to have few callers, it does not matter how many really ---> statistically, AA is not very sesitive to multiway pots (unlike its ugly stepchild the AKo which is sensitive) <-- meanning, we want to play AA for value against a number of other players and play AK heads up. On the flop, any possible flush & str draws should be forced out by a substantial raise and so on. Ask yourself this question; "What kinds of hands are going to call me when I raise 6 to 10 times BB or 1to 2 times the pot" mostly AK (AQ maybe AJ) and high pairs so if a flop comes something like 723 you are probably not facing trips or two pair. There are some suicidal players who will call 10xBB raise with 73o but over time you will eat them for lunch and take all their money with AA. Also, the higher the limit the less really loose, bad players you will find. Play some $100 tourneys, and you will not find many 75o all-ins and sucide pacts (6-7 all-ins) on the first hand. Funny thing --- bluffing becomes easier at higher limits and buy-ins because higher caliber players have a better concept of what is facing them with certain dangerous boards, and reading people on line is not the easiest thing to do because of lag and general lack of info on multitudes that play there.
The whole point is, as far as I am concerned, it is better to be in control of your destiny and drive the action then to be driven (right to the poor house
) by it.