Originally Posted by unstoppable4
perfect situation - pocket aces completely unthreatening flop - guy in front of me makes a standard bet - i raise all in - he calls - he had flopped trip jacks - anyway i could have layed this one down - there were no straits or flushes possible.
What were the raises preflop? It sounds like you had position, since he bet before you, but I'm having a hard time seeing how you got to this point. Did you just flat call his raise preflop?
I probably would have reraised (but not pushed) on the flop, to see what he did and would just play it carefully from that point depending on what happened. Bottom line is that AA is just a pair, and once the cards hit the board it's not always enough.