Originally Posted by fx20736
There are so many variables to calculate here;
- what are villain' stats, his PFR. Call PFR, 3bet range and AFq? If opponent is loose, calls a lot of preflop raises and 3bets light then you will want to deal with him differently then if you are up against a nit who plays an 8/5 game and has a call PFR of 5. If that is the case he plays very tight and set mines in position. In the first case he could be pushing with A or a draw but beware of random two pair hands, especially the higher the PFR. If it is over 30 that is somewhat likely. Against the nit who called your preflop raise from the button and who just re-raised you you are against a set most of the time.
- The difference between the high card on the board and your overpair matter here also. If you have QQ and the board is 8 or 9 high you could be against a villain who is pushing TT or JJ very hard. If the board is J high you need to evaluate whether villain has AJ, a set or a draw if there is any two of the following T98 or 7.
- What is your tolerance for stacking off with an Overpair? I will get my stack in with AA almost every time. I laid down AA once because I was convinced villain had made a straight on the turn. Same with KK on a non A board. Those two hands are big winners so I don't mind losing some of the time. QQ & JJ on the other hand I have learned to lay down more often. They are not strong enough hands to risk your stack for unless you have a good read on your opponent. I shoved over a re-raise with QQ yesterday because villain was hyper aggro. He had 99 and I doubled up. Just bear in mind when you do this that even maniacs get premium hands so don't be shocked when the 70/70 guy has AA. It happens.
- One of the easiest tells in the micros is the call preflop raise, call c-bet, then bet or raise on the turn. 90%+ at 2NL vllain has a set and if the board is Ace high with two little cards rest assured AK is up against a set.
Agreed with all of the above apart from #3
Learn to fold aces when you face resistance. Playing the way you do, you will lose so many big pots while winning a few small ones. Big pots are hard to come by for AA, unless you can get all-in pre or set-over-set someone. That's why I lose quite a lot in FR, as everyone is a nit and only raises when they can beat one pair. By being stubborn with your overpair you won't make up for a few times when you actually cooler someone with AA.
At 2nl it might be fine to play the way you do, but if you move up to at least NL10, expect people to show up with two pairs or more when you get your stack in with AA postflop.