re: Poker & I need help. Am I playing bad or is just "poker"
Originally Posted by absoluthamm
I think I would have done the opposite. I would have called the first one because you are getting over 2:1 odds and you have top pair. I could see villain calling down with something like AJ/KJ/QJ thinking they have top pair good kicker. I really see them having a 10 for some reason, but they are representing it.
No, I don't think slowplaying is right. As I've learned from this very forum.
First of all, you get just above 50% chance which you never want with AA. And those odds are for all-in situations anyway.
Secondly, people don't generally want to put their stacks in an unraised pot, or that much money anyway. They might just play that TP up to a limit, which you would make by raising and cbetting anyway.
Thirdly, AA is not a hand you throw away easily post flop, unless you're the Zen Master. When someone makes their 2 small limping pairs or set you're about dead, especially without some obvious flush/straight that might hold you back.
Fourthly, 4 players limped, one of them will most likely call. You can make more money with that call than you would in most situations post flop.
Fifthly, he was in first position. What is he going to do, bet and have everyone fold after the flop, or worse get raised, or try to check/raise and risk to have everyone check behind?
I do agree the bet sizes were too small, though.