PokerPrincess wrote:It's really hard to say what to do in that situation. You have to have a read on the people you are playing with.
However, having said that you also need to understand what strategy you are going to use with AA. After all AA is only a pair (as in 22) after the flop. If you want to try for more money in the pot and possibly lose to two pair then you just call. If you want to be satisfied with catching the blinds to add to your stack then you raise.
Most times when the sb raises they are saying "I dare you". If I'm bb and have AK I will usually call in a one on one but if I only have say pp8 I will fold knowing that more than likely they are raising with at least one Ace.
nowirehangers wrote:I was in an ultra turbo sit&go, five handed. I was in the small blind and was dealt AA. Nobody called before me, and I hesitated for a while whether to just call the big blind to make sure he'd play to see the flop, or to raise as usual with that hand. I raised and he folded.
So I won his blind, which was pretty decent sized at that point in the tournament, but I might have won more if I had slow played it and bet later. Then on the other hand, he might have had some marginal hand and just checked to see the flop and hit some magic card beating my aces.
There's no way to know what would have happened if I had slow played it, but in general, did you think I was right to raise there, or should I have slow played and let him see the flop for free, possibly getting some money out of him later in the hand?
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