This is a discussion on Slow playing aces within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; Have seen a couple of times lately players playing aa slowly and losing,I would never slow play aa its a raise every time preflop.:):):)
i use to think slow play, get more people involved get the maximum pot but not anymore. Now i raise big if not all in I want 1-2 players to call. Having AA doesn't mean your at 100% to win, less people trying to catch an inside straight the better
I think it depends on position. Me, personally, I will always raise it pre. But I've seen players limp from UTG with several players behind. That can backfire though, if nobody else raises and everybody else gets in for cheap. I can also see limping in from the button after action has folded around against an aggressive player on the SB or BB.
Some times the slow play can be a good option, but in general, its always better to get more action with these kind of hands! The objective is get the pot bigger. If you are playing again a agressive player and you know the slowplay will make him bet on you, so this could be a good spot to slowplay AA.
I almost never slow play aces or any premium starting hand. It was a lesson I learned quite early on and it's hard to feel bad for players who slow play and lose. I play them the same in most situations unless I've got a good read on someone and want to trap them. HU I might slow play them.
The slowplay is a double-edged sword with which you can do well or you can go wrong, since you could have not taken the maximum value to your aces or that the opponent will break them, my recommendation is not to do it unless You've flopped the best hand.
I am generally a slow playing player, always trapping and letting others punt into me. Slow playing aces always lead me to some serious tilting bad beats or losing a lot of value cause the board turned real scary to try to extract maximum value.
Have seen a couple of times lately players playing aa slowly and losing,I would never slow play aa its a raise every time preflop.
I just lost yesterday with AA in a cash game 😏; and i raised preflop with few blinds then the button calls with 88; he receives an 8 on the flop me nothing; i went all in, he calls and so I'm losing the hand. So doesn't matter if you raise preflop or not when you have a top pair; this is what matters: the Gods of poker have to be on your side.
I play preflop on AA aggressively so that my cards can play normally, I do not slow down on the flop and I continue to play aggressively and if I play AA well then this is fine for me but if I do not play means do not play!
When i first started playing poker slow playing was the prefered style,i used to slow play every hand.But times have changed and everybody knows what slow play trapping is now..the only time you should slow play anything is when you have the lock and it can not possibly get beaten by the turn or river..I have changed my style up and use pretty much every style now but mix it up depending on the hand.slow playing can get aces in trouble if you let trash hands or too many hands limp into the preflop.Be aggressive with aces preflop and flop.
Na minha opinião o AA é sempre forte podemos perder com ele mas ele sempre puxa muito valor então para mim sempre raise a não ser na bolha de um torneio aonde eu tenho pequeno numero de big blinds e quero pelo menos entrar em ITM
A lot depends on the situation in the tournament, from the position at the table and the style of the players that are playing with you, occasionally aggressive with AA can not give a profit if you are for example in the bubble stage. So you need to play AA slowly or aggressive - all depends on the situation.
For the most part in freerolls AA always aggressive play is necessary because people with any two cards try to catch smthg and AA as KK to slow the game very often suck (((
I am never slowplaying at micro online or live low stakes. Sometimes you will get a bad beat for a big pot. But most of the time, you need to do the betting to get value - your passive opponents will be calling too often
Yesterday I was at a table where a guy slow played his AA. He was the SB and every one before him had folded. It was just him and the BB. He just called and the BB checked. He wanted to gain value from his AA but did not go as planned. The player in the BB had 8 3 and hit two pair on the flop. The SB decided that it was time to raise and, after some raise and re-raises, both players were all-in before the turn. Long story short, had he raised as he should have, he would have saved a lot of chips.
I`m agree with most of players. Also AK, KK, QQ, JJ need to play aggressively. With this hands u way ahead on preflop but on flop you can often be way behind. Even with top pair with all of this hands u could be WA/WB on the flop, and to prevent it you make a raise action. Never limp or coldcall with such strong hands. Also remember that even if you make limp for example on SB and you know that player on BB 90% of time make isolation raise on limps, when u will make limp-reraise you will reveal your hand strenght.
That largely depends of the type of players you are on the table,for example if you raise with AA and table is full of loose players and you got followed by 3 or 4 players and flop shows QQ10 you are most likely lost your chips.This is the premium hand to have no doubt about it but it is always under this rule:"Every two hole cards in Texas holdem can be a winning cards."
I learned the hard way trying to bait them... lost to trips.. most likely they would have folded if I raised preflop... and if I would have folded before the showdown, then it would have saved me from humiliation when ppl saw I tried to slow roll..