Originally Posted by pokerdream555
Last night I was playing a $3.50 buy-in MTT. At early stage, I open UTG with AJo, two players behind me called. flop cames AA5, I flop a set of Aces. I bet like 3/4 the pot, got myself committed to the pot. one plyer folded and one raised and put me all in. This player I only played with him a couple of hands before this one and he was betting aggressive. when he put me all in, I felt tha he's got A ace as well, did not really put him on a full house which is A5. I called and got sucked out. what the best can I do here, I can't fold this, can I. I just felt so unlucky, dose anyone has the same experience before, what can i do to avoid this variables in poker.
To restate others, you have some terminology problems.
A set is a pocket pair that hits a card on the board. This is a lot better than trips, because you can make a full house if the board pairs, and it's a hidden powerhouse. That is, is someone has an over-pair (a pocket pair bigger than any card on the board) or if they have two pair or top pair/top kicker they will usually lose a lot of money.
You didn't "call and get sucked out" on, you got sucked out on *then* invested all of your chips.
That being said...
You might have played this hand right. It depends on the person you're up against. I run into a lot of really loose players in live games.
If he'd call your initial bet with any Ace, and the stack there with any Ace, you're A/J beats everything but A/K, A/Q, and A/5. He could have A/T, A/9, A/8, A/7, A/6, A/4, A/3, and A/2.
Obviously he could call with 5/5 as well and have you crushed.
However, some players (some women I know tend to do this) will just call pre-flop with Ace/Face because they want to make sure they hit the flop before they bet. If your player does this then you're in trouble post-flop. When they re-raise you post-flop you have to know you're beat. I mean, the best case scenario is that they also have A/J.
ALSO, if the player is aggressive but smart and he sees you as tight, he might call with A/5 but if the flop was A/A/4 and you bet with two players left to act he has to know that his A/5 is beat so he'll fold. His re-raise re-raise shows strength there. OBVIOUSLY a tight player is only going to bet against two players with the trip-Aces or better, and a hand like A/5 against an opener is weak.
So to sum it up, his re-raise either means that he's incredibly strong, or that he's over-valuing Ace/anything.