Pocket Aces - Everyone's Favorite
I love getting dealt AA as much as anyone, but I'm not so sure it's done much for me. Sure, if you can get someone else to commit all their chips before the flop, you're a significant favorite to win and either double up or knock them out (assuming you're only going against one other player).
However, if someone or more than one actually call your bet or raise, what happens after the flop? They don't say that AA wins small pots and loses big pots for no reason.
Occasionally you'll be up against A with a good kicker, or Ax suited and actually see an A on the flop. Then you're in great position to win a big pot. But that won't happen often. More likely you'll end up winning a small pot, since you can't afford to let anyone outdraw you on the turn and/or river. I've made that mistake too many times.
Worse yet, you might end up against two pair, trips, or a flush (or flush draw) or straight (or straight draw). Unfortunately starting with the best hand actually limits the made hands you'll end up with, since you only have one card to a straight or flush. Usually if you flop an A, clearly what you're hoping for, you're not going to find a caller very often. Maybe trapping someone will work, but you need to get lucky in that regard and hope you're not actually up against a flush or straight.
Or am I missing something to the analysis and/or playing the hand wrong?