pocket AA's

Discussion about starting hands.

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Postby Youdibetent » Thu Feb 16, 2006 10:51 pm

i prefer aa to all hands the if get beat with the best hand staring out knowing he lucked out is great but knowing you are drawn dead after the flop allin aa vs aj flop jjj is the worst feeling in the world
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Postby ACEDUECE » Wed Feb 22, 2006 2:36 am

Newer players to the game become way to attached to A-K,A-Q,A-J  early in buyin tournements.These hands can become almost unplayable after someone has come in in front of you for a large raise from an early position.A-K becomes a coin flip hand in many situations preflop and that is not the spot you want to be in early in any tournement.

A-K IS A DRAWING HAND AND NO MORE.Until newer players realize this they will continue to bleed chips to more experienced players postflop when they don't hit a hand on the flop.
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Postby Frook1971 » Thu Feb 23, 2006 5:26 pm

You take AKs ill take AA. We can play it 1000 times. What do you want to bet? Sure hope your Bill Gates and are willing to take that bet.
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Postby Crifel89 » Sat Feb 25, 2006 9:27 pm

AA is the best starting hand u just have to know the right way to ply it in each and every situation. there isnt one certain way to ply it everytime.

Although most ppl think that way
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Postby Fory1992 » Sat Feb 25, 2006 10:42 pm

AA is definately better then AK but AK is much better to play after the flop then pf. If you have AA pf you know you have to best hand but when the flop comes its very difficult to tell if it still the best.
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Postby Lart1994 » Sun Feb 26, 2006 9:36 am

If you me the most frequent hand that busts me out, it's big slick.
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AA on absolute poker

Postby nrous » Sun Feb 26, 2006 3:36 pm

I noticed AA wins 70% preflop, and less than 40% on turn. Some would say a moderate raise with AA is better, I claim an all-in is right preflop on Absolute.
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Postby Potteend » Sun Feb 26, 2006 7:17 pm

The problem with AA for most people is that they either win a small hand or lose a big hand because of the way they play it.

A lot of people have the same problem with AK, but least some people realise that there are a multitude of situations post-flop where you should lay it down. Still, way too many people fall in love with AK and call it allthe way down to the river.
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Postby Parel1966 » Sun Feb 26, 2006 8:02 pm

there's two ways to look at it. aa is a made hand with few draws, ak is a drawing hand aspecially suited, either way they are both good hands
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Postby Roorge » Sun Feb 26, 2006 8:47 pm

I'm not crazy about AK, since you have to pair up first. Otherwise any small pair beats you. Mind you I'm not very lucky with AA.
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Postby Leamaband » Sun Feb 26, 2006 8:51 pm

I rather play with suited AK (or even unsuited) than AA..
Theres straight draw and so on..
And ofcourse flush draw if cards are suited.

My favourite starting hand  :)
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Postby Mathesembed » Sat Mar 18, 2006 9:28 pm

Although AK does seem to have more outs if it's suited against say AA, the point is over the however many hands you play AA will still come out on top most of the time. There are a lot of posts about ppl's "bad beat" stories with them loosing with AA, but the reality is that you cannot win everytime you have them. As much as it hurts when they do get cracked, you've just gotta remember you're the one who's going to come out on top by playing solid with hands like AA.

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Postby Thase1966 » Sat Mar 18, 2006 9:46 pm

yes....defintely ak.....if you think about it that hand should have slightly better odds as opposed to aa because of the draws involved
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Postby Histell » Sat Mar 25, 2006 2:43 pm

The AA is undoubtable the best startinghand if you are comparing it to the AKs... And if you dont understand why, u should consider doing some math :>
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Postby Werseemse » Sat Mar 25, 2006 5:33 pm

AA is definately the best starting hand value wise but for me i always prefer ak purely for the options this creates

<P> Too many times have i seen AA busted wide open with a minority hand that has been chased to death

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