re: Poker & AJ on SB, how to play preflop?
Raise it up preflop for sure. The player open-limping almost never has a real hand, and anyone over-limping has an even weaker range. AJ is doing great against them.
I think quite often you'll actually drag this pot preflop with your raise. Anyway, the flop and turn bets I like, but the river's just a really bad card. I don't see anything worse than an ace calling this bet. If villain has an ace, it almost has to beat us. AK is super unlikely, AQ is possible though still unlikely, AT now has a straight, A9-6 all have two pair, and A5 also has a straight, leaving exactly A4-2 that maybe call this bet and we beat. Everything else just folds when we have the best and calls/raises when we're smoked.