Originally Posted by kidkvno1
I have won more with the min raise with AA then pushing a big amount, and the more you push in to a pot the more you have to lose to rags..
I used to go allin with AA and would lose, and i think it looked like i was trying to steal the pot, so i got called alot.
I would go for losing a small pot in stead of a big pot, who else is with me on that?
If I can shove and have it look 'weak' while on AA.... I'm doing it all day long (why wouldn't I want to get my opponent stacked while being an 80% fav?). Definitely 'not with you on this'.
Let me get this straight.. 'the more I bet out preflop with AA,.. the more money I lose to rags'?? Umm... I think not.
I think alot of players will min-raise with AA as they're really hoping to get paid off for them, almost desperately so. I don't alter my preflop raise amount for when I'm on a monster... by betting out roughly the same for any hand I'm opening with, will keep it disguised enough as it is.
If I'm on a table where I've spotted a loose, reckless maniac or lag-tard who just loves 3-betting to isolate in an MTT on holdings as weak as A-5o (PlayedYou73 & pokerchild69 for example), then I'm going to open with my standard raise of around 2.4x (if blinds are mid-levels+) in hopes of the Lag-tard reraising me preflop.