re: Poker & Big pairs discussion
Originally Posted by Irexes
And just to add a wrinkle to this, against multiple opponents in MTTs where one has raised 3xbb ish and one or more has called, you can't go far wrong pushing AA and KK in tournies (assuming an average stack).
And just to confuse things more, I probably don't get all my money in early in a MTT unless there is, as Irexes says, money waiting on the table. Cash games, where survival is not a factor, is a different matter. In cash always try to get all your (and obviously, someone elses as well) money in preflop, while you're likely way ahead.
And the other thing I wanted to mention, is the difficulty getting off big pairs on the flop. Brunson says something about liking AK more than AA or KK just because it's much easier to fold if you missed the flop. But a flop like JT9, or JJ9 is not one I'd want to risk the rest of my money on.
But one isn't required to pay attention to me, as I'm not in the other two posters' class.