Originally Posted by sld2
Are you suggesting that I should fold aces preflop in some circumstances? You would have to pry the cards from my hands before I did that.
You're in a satellite tournament, 27 places get a ticket. You are at the bubble, 28 players. In a terrible twist of fate, you are the short stack. You have a single chip.
The blinds stand at 10000/20000 and everyone else has stack sizes somewhere around 250k-400k. There are 7 players left, and you are on the Button. Your heart leaps when the player UTG goes all in. But will he get a call? UTG+1 calls. UTG+2 snap calls. The Cutoff thinks for a second, and calls because he is the big stack and cannot be knocked out.
The small blind and big blind fumble their chips and call out of turn in a rush to get their money in the pot. In the process, the small blind turns over 33, and the big blind... 33. The cutoff yells triumphantly, turning over 77. The players with 33 are drawing only to a straight. But two other players turn up 44 and 44, leaving the players with 33 drawing with 0.2% chance to tie.
Then the dealer says, "Hey, wait, one player still has to act, don't show your cards yet!". Everyone is slightly embarassed as they look over at you, not having realized you were still in the hand.
You look down at your cards and see... AA.
You snap call!!!!
The board comes out... K 7 7
Another player is ecstatic at first and shows AK, but then realizes his opponent, and yours, has hit quads. Your AA is drawing absolutely, positively, stone cold dead.
The turn and river are meaningless, and you are knocked out of the tournament.
But you HAD to call preflop with AA.... right?