re: Poker & when to fold pokect aces
There are not a lot of good reasons to fold AA pre-flop. Bubbling a tourney where the prize is the same for everyone who makes the money is one. Maybe first hand of the WSOP
if you ascribe more value to playing a couple of days than your likely winnings. Etc.
But in an online tourney? I'm not saying go all in with AA because you need to extract bets, but call it every time.
Even if there are 5 people already all-in with all sorts of hands (pre-flop), and you'd only have a 30% chance to take the pot, that's awesome
. 30% chance to win a bet that pays 5-1? I wouldn't be much of a gambler if I turned that down. Sure, you might lose, but your odds dictate a call.
Calling all-in with aces pre-flop is +EV every time you do it.
There are reasons not to do it, but none that from a $ perspective are tactically optimal in most situations.