Folding A's pre-flop
If you were at the WSOP
final table 1st prize was $1.5m, 2nd was $700k, 3rd was $400k, 4th was $150k.
you are in second place with 50000 chips, 3rd and 4th have about 25000 chips each, the chip leader has 200000 chips.
you are dealt AA. You are first to act. He suggests youcould 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.
Effectively, one or both of the other two guys behind you sit and watch you go out and move up $250k and $550k. you 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, ifyou hit a six I will give you $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!!!