Originally Posted by TeUnit
thinks this depends on stack depth the -deeper the more you may want the aces
I was going to say just this. When you're effectively 250+bb deep against someone with half a clue, you're not going to get stacks in the middle unless you both have strong hands. In that case, you want the AA because you're going to be on the right side of set-over-set situations.
Obviously these situations aren't going to happen every time, but I've run into my fair share that I've learned to be very careful about analyzing each street against an opponent's range, especially when I have the bottom or middle set on a 3-bet type board. When deep, a set of Jacks on a K-J-3 flop, facing a lot
of action is much more likely up against KK than 33.
This does not apply to droolers or 2nl-5nl. But 25nl+, you'll need to have an idea of how well your opponent plays deep, and if they're reevaluating relative hand strengths down appropriately based on stacks. In any case, when you have a set of Aces, it's much easier to play when deep than when you're sitting there with a set of 8s.