This is a discussion on Checking with pair of As within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; I watch a lot of pro poker player that check in position with pair of As, as a trap, what do you think about this
Exactly what level is this? Micro stakes or big stakes poker or something in the middle. I think that the level you are playing at will make an impact on your decision.
And what have you observed about villain up to this point? Is it an aggressive or passive player? Loose or tight? Again, that should also influence your decision making - this will help you narrow down the possible range around what villain was playing with.
And what were the stack sizes for you and villain? When villain was jamming on river, how big was the actual bet? 20bb? 200bb?
Lastly, what suits were the cards? Was the flop a rainbow? Was there a flush draw on the board? If so, giving someone a free card is generally not a good idea.
I donít know if this was actually well played. A lot of missing information to determine that. Good result though.
It looks like a very dry flop (but you should mention suits) so you are probably way ahead (unless he hit a set).
Checking back is often best here so you can give the villain a chance to either over-value his hand or bluff.
But as other has mention you should also write stack depth so we see how big the all-in is.
But calling two streets with normal bets is almost automatic since you lose to so few hands.
That is another advantage by checking a very dry flop with TPTK. In a vacuum it is often a 2 street hand in a 3-bet pot against one player. But if you see betting(or raising) on three streets you are often in trouble.
Nice pot-control and inducing (IF the river bet wasn't a colossal over-bet against a passive player).
That was standard poker play.
But like some mentioned, in poker there are a lot of factors that make a big difference on the way you play every street.
It depends on the stakes, style of play of your opponent and your stack size vs your opponents stack, etc...
You could have lost to a flopped set or a any other pro ability.
I like to do that. Sometimes I do that when I hit a set on flop too.
I think you played well, but it depends on the suit of the community cards. Maybe if you flop 2 cards of the same suit, it would be worth betting to get UTG if he had 2 cards of the same suit.
Yeah, Iím probably checking back here too. They could have an A but you have top top so you beat most of their ranges. They arenít gonna have very many sets after checking flop either( unless theyíre being tricky like you were here.) All I know is that if they have trip 8s then Iím losing money here lmao.