It depends on the position in which I am, if it is in UTG I will always make OP to 3bb and if they make me 3bets, I make it 4bet but in SB because I also have the luxury of playing it slowplay it depends on whether or not someone made OP or if there is many limpers
With an average stack I raise preflop, minimum 2 blinds, but it depends on how many players called or raised before me. When there are more than 2 players I raise 3 or more BB to keep not too many opponents.
I use to think all-in pre-flop. I now think more along the lines of seeing the flop. So I will 2X without & 3x raise with antes. I found to raise,see the flop and then if a lot of outs show on the flop - straight or flush or 2 pair, I may fold those rascals, depending on how the other person plays. If my bank is low, I still may go all-in.What I have experienced is that I make more off the right flop with AA if I do not push.
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Raise with aces and try to break up the pot preflop. Also, three-bet and you will see how many players make bad decisions on a wide range of hands. Especially at micro / low stakes where players don't have enough discipline, just 3bet AA for value. They will make mistakes with QQ, JJ, AK and sometimes even a wider range of hands, and there is no reason not to overclock the pot preflop with aces if they let us do it. Of course, we won't get action all the time, but if players start folding to 3bet too often, we can start using light 3bets against them.
I usually either check or call. Most of the time when I play people to easily fold even with 2bb raise. So I hope I stay in good position and and others take care of raising the pot and I get to slam after the River.
Actually, I got to do that today while walking my dog, even though I only got one A in my hand and 2 more with flop and the 4th one with the River. I think the other guy had seen me do sloppy calling what I thought was bluffing earlier and probably thought I would try to bluff back what I had lost. Or maybe he had bluffing in mind with his raises.
For me it depends, how many bbs do i have?
do i have players tagged at the table? is it a normal mtt or bounty?
this all counts for me cause in a bb you can trap people who only want the bounty (sharks) agro players, its easy to go all-in after a short-stack goes all-in and a chipleader would call wide for the bounty(s)
in a normal mtt its maybe nice to call and do something on the flop etc
so all in all, it depends on these factors on how i would play AA