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AA with raise

Postby Jamathand1990 » Sat May 20, 2006 2:53 pm

How do i play this? I have AA. Pre-flop i put in a raise of 3x the big blind. ONE PERSON calls my raise. The flop comes something like K,3,7. I have to act first. What do i do? Do i put in a big bet? Do i slow play? HELP!
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Postby Pred1984 » Sat May 20, 2006 10:01 pm

This is another of the many "it depends" situations in poker.  Do you think the opponent is aggressive enough to betand likely to bet if you check?  Enough to come over the top if you put out what looks like a continuation / probe bet?  Or are you up against a calling station where you have to bet to get value from the hand?
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Postby Mespirst » Sat Jun 24, 2006 3:32 am

:D   Could you have a better starting hand?  The answer is no.  There's no doubt that with pocket Aces you don't back down.  You have to be aggressive as there is minimum risk with that hand.  With the flop K,3,7, even if the other player has posket Kings, he only has two outs and he must get another K.  You also have two outs, but, other 3 or 7 won't hurt your hand.  Go for it!!   :D
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Postby Comee1985 » Sat Jun 24, 2006 9:18 am

Make pot sized bet, and hope he will move all in on you. Then you call him, and hope he isnt lucky guy!
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Postby Begroway » Sat Jun 24, 2006 12:25 pm

I would fire them all in every time with that flop. The only thing to fear is fear itself. With Aces you never want to let the other player draw too many cards because the more cards out the less chance you have of winning.
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Postby Agave1972 » Sat Jun 24, 2006 1:56 pm

You want to get a good amount of money in the pot with the pre-flop raise. If you think the flop is tricky and your opponents could be on draws, Put a bet 2 x the POT to take it there and then. You don't want your opponents catching the cards they need.
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Postby Thernand » Sat Jun 24, 2006 4:11 pm

I agree with Fubar here.. dont slow play them.. Just prey he didnt hit trips.. Then again I may check-raise them. Hoping he flopped a pair and will make a bet.. Then again with A-A I almost certainly have raised pre-flop and hopefully my read is right. Like Arjon said it depends on the situation.. and especially your opponent.. I was playing a buy-in last night and there was a raise and a call.. So I thought Id seen enough and moved all-in pre-flop and take the pot there.. Both called.. (A fact I didnt like).. they risked all there chips on 6-6 and q-j off.. Bad calls really but.. The 6-6 hit quads.. I choose to make an agressive move, the right one just had the wrong result.. I really hate aces.. It really is one of the hardest hands to play.
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on ap

Postby Carray » Sat Jun 24, 2006 5:44 pm

on ap the best way ive found to play rockets is just move all in with them...  if u try to slow play or make a small raise someone will limp with suited connectors or like king queen and flop 2 pair or a str8 dont let them hit if your lucky they will have a pocket pair and you will most likely take the pot
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what i would do

Postby Olonstake » Sat Jun 24, 2006 6:25 pm

if i were you i would check the first time and see if he bets cause he hit a king if he bets then i would triple his bet. now if he hit a king he will call and as long as a king doesnt come next i would go all in and home he doesnt hit is 2 pair.
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Postby Coveregs » Sat Jun 24, 2006 8:27 pm

be careful slow playing aces. unless you hit trips or you KNOW that they do not have anything, i'd suggest with a big bet. people get bad beat all the time with aces becfause they do not make good decisions.
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Postby Stren1991 » Fri Jun 30, 2006 6:06 pm

I usually check it and hope for a King and no one to hit a two pair. It usually works.  I hear people say they hate AA but I love it. I think you just need to know how to play them.

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