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Pomed1970
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Postby Pomed1970 » Sun Feb 12, 2006 5:23 pm

Why would just always "Go all-in" with aces.. There is a time to gamble with them of course.. Late in a tourny on a raise and re-raise.. But any 2 cards can win.. So why risk your stack?

I admit Ive been burned lately slow playing them.. So I know pre-flop a little larger with them and play them agressivly if the flop looks good.
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Re: AA in the small blind with no calls

Postby Amor1993 » Sun Feb 12, 2006 5:31 pm

seen aces get cracked so many times that's why i only play them all in, if i lose i lose but even winning a blind is better than a runner catching crap & losing them


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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Postby Cordes » Sun Feb 12, 2006 5:32 pm

Raise always.  You will set tripped or flushed.  Especially on AP.  Just my 2 cents.
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Postby Drinnera » Sun Feb 12, 2006 8:55 pm

there is nothing worse than just getting the blind with pocket rockets but it happens to me all the time.lol
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Postby Reak1974 » Tue Feb 14, 2006 2:43 am

Down to about 20 players left in a MTT and stealing blinds is common place. If you just call, the BB will usually raise you, or smell a rat and fold. 450 chips is very important when your on the bubble with many other players. I was in this position,,AA!! I just raised the BB.was re-raised and just called. The flop hit A-7-7 making me a boat. Checked it again and BB(big stack) raised me 4,000, and i just called. I started the hand with 7,000 chips to his 13k. I managed to get all my chips in. It worked out so well,i went from the bubble to 1st place.  :)
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Postby Orneved » Tue Feb 14, 2006 3:14 am

[quote="rgchan"]Down to about 20 players left in a MTT and stealing blinds is common place. If you just call, the BB will usually raise you, or smell a rat and fold. 450 chips is very important when your on the bubble with many other players. I was in this position,,AA!! I just raised the BB.was re-raised and just called. The flop hit A-7-7 making me a boat. Checked it again and BB(big stack) raised me 4,000, and i just called. I started the hand with 7,000 chips to his 13k. I managed to get all my chips in. It worked out so well,i went from the bubble to 1st place.  :)[/quote]

that was lucky of u ,  most of my AA flops end up with 3 cards that can be  straight for someone else

eric
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Postby Frook1971 » Tue Feb 14, 2006 10:58 pm

I think that you must raise. You just have to hope that he has something and is willing to play. Like you said the last thing you want is him to get a cheap flop and crack your AA because you didn't raise.
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Postby Inces1972 » Wed Feb 15, 2006 7:34 pm

i usually change my betting as the game progresses to more or less weed out the alliners more agressive in the begining less agressive in the end
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Play it big

Postby Sucer1966 » Thu Feb 16, 2006 7:32 pm

You always gotta play AA big before the flop. As soon as the flop comes its anyones hand.
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AA

Postby Sucer1966 » Thu Feb 16, 2006 8:35 pm

You got to play AA as strong as you can pre flop. Once any cards come out any one could/will win the pot, especially when you are sitting on pocket rockets.

Basically, either play them strongly or throw them sirens away and forget you even had them.

Or, my favourite, scream at the computer and stew on how your best hand has just been beaten my an 8-3 offsuit.

Its better to be lucky than good.

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