Originally Posted by farmtrill
Hi all. I'm a fairly new player, mostly playing $2 SNGs at the moment but there is something sticking with me, at first I thought it was a bad beat but now I'm convinced I'm doing something wrong.
Last night i was knocked out twice in a row after going all-in post-flop with AA, and it happened again tonight. All three times I raised 4xBB, unsure as to what happened last night, but tonight I was called by two others. The flop came K 5 7 unsuited, villain 1 bets 1/2 pot, I reraise all-in (as I could not have lasted another street of betting) and he shows pocket fives.
Should i bet stronger with AA pre-flop or did i play the hand correctly? As soon as I saw the hand I thought "oh here we go again, someone is going to catch trips on me" and there you go, it happened.
To reiterate what almost everybody else said.. you played it just fine. No straights or flushes possible on the board, with an overpair.. there was no reason to think that your Aces weren't good.
I think sets are the most difficult hand to put people on. With low pocket pairs like 55s.. some people like to limp with them, and then call with a raise like that, hoping to hit their set. I know I do sometimes, haha.
Anyways.. right move.. just a bit of bad luck on your side this time.