re: Poker & Why you lose with AA.
Originally Posted by km3_16
I think getting pocket aces also (like everything else) depends on your position. Obvuiously the best position to get them is the button.
The way I play them and have had a relative amount of succes (in NL tables) is that if I get them late I go all in or raise very hard. If its the middle, I just call or raise minimal. There is almost always someone reraising so you get a good feel for what the other players may have on your table. Good Post . Thanks!!
I'm glad you've got the right concept, position is a huge deciding factor on how you should play your aces. Another deciding factor is if your playing a ring game or a tourney. On the subject of position, however, I'll contribute my way of playing, and I'll let you all know right now that my aces losing are a very rare thing. Why? Because I play them well. (You're wrong by the way, Jackus.)
Note: Strictly for online purpose. Live games are a whole 'nother taco.
First through third position:
This is personally my least favorite time to get them. I'll usually raise 4 or 5 times the big blind here. If I get more than three callers I'll be making a huge bet post flop (some circumstances require otherwise). Why? Because you need to try and be heads up. If some reraises me preflop it's a definite all-in.
If 2 or more people have already called the big blind or made a raise, I'm all-in. Otherwise, you want to make another big preflop raise.
All-in. Always. It's been my experience that someone will almost always call, and you'll almost always win.
By the way guys, when I'm saying all-in, I am NOT talking about in ring games. Never put all of your stack in preflop in a ring game. That's not smart. Plus you'll get no callers.
Also. I have played my aces many different ways since I started playing poker. It's just semi-recently I started playing this way (a few months) and I've finally entered the time when I've started making a great steady income with poker. Tight aggressive is how you need to be. It'll make you the most money. Also, these strategies work at their best in rebuy tournaments where people love to just give away there chips. They work well in others too. There's always someone willing to call. Don't try this if you're playing a $100 NL tourney. :P I'm sure you won't get as far with this. I've never played one that high, but I can't imagine people being as dumb as they are in a $20 buy-in tournament.
Want to know something funny? I got AA while writing this post, hahaha. it surprised me because I haven't been getting the best of cards. I flipped back to my poker screen to see it and about jumped when I saw my time meter about to run out. :P I'm playing in a $1/$2 room and I made $60 from them. Not too bad.
Aces are lethal when you know how to play them! So learn!