Folding pocket AA pre flop.
Are you guys all aware of this comment?
I put this in an answer to one of the threads, but the guy does not believe me!!!
I`m at work, so this is from memory. Sklansky says, as an extreme example:-
"If u were at the WSOP
final table (I wish) 1st prize was $1.5m, 2nd was $700k, 3rd was $400k, 4th was $150k.
U r in second place with 50000 chips, 3rd and 4th have about 25000 chips each, the chip leader has 200000 chips.
U r delt AA. U r first to act. He suggests u could fold because
- The chip leader can call and take you out hitting trips, straight, flush, etc.
- On top of this, because the pot odds are there, one of the short stacks might call, reducing your winning chances.
Effectivley, one or both of the other two guys behind you sit and watch u go out and move up $250k and $550k. U lose $550k.
That is roughly how it goes. Two points I would make
- Mr Sklansky is a more experienced player than me, so I won`t argue - in the scenario above I agree.
- Some of us might have seen AA pre flop busted?
I also disagree that this is a negative move. If someone said to me "I`ll guarentee u $100k now, or, on one throw of a dice, if u hit a six I will give u $300k" I would thank him for the $100k and go book a holiday!!!
I would argue than rather than it being negative, it is sensible!!!