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Honestly most recently I have come to the conclusion that shoving preflop is the only way to play AA. This way the only hands that call you are AJ+ or pocket pair which is what AA plays best against. If you slow play them people catch up to you and then you overvalue them on a messy board and what should of been a win becomes a costly loss/ If you play all in preflop and no one calls at least you still won the pot instead of losing.
Also this is the only premium hand I think you should jam preflop with the rest I think you should play more routinely but Aces should be a preflop jam. KK and QQ you want to see a flop and make sure there is no ace on it. And AK you want to make sure you hit your pair, but Aces should be a preflop shove and hope for a call. Get all the middle hands to fold and get max value when you do get a call. The thing is when you make a min raise or 3x raise preflop and you are playing aces lots of hands can call you that do better on a middling board. 2 pair especially. In those hands where a board straights or flushes and someone is pushing the pot while you have aces you have to let it go. So you can shove preflop and get called for max value by the best hands only or get folded all around. 90% of the time you win this way. If you slow play your aces you then may lose to the other players hand but you may also lose to the board if its not favorable its like adding another opponent especially if the player pushes the pot on a draw heavy board. IMO
As already mentioned above, what kind of tournament is what, what is the situation at the table (to know what other players will do at the table, during our turn, Raise or All-in) I often play through a good raise so that the rest throw off their connectors, etc., catch more thrips or 2 pairs)) Well, then the matter of luck
I play aggresively, and following the maths of the game. Also when there is a fold needed I fold them!
If you don't want to face difficult decisions you should always raise fairly big with AA. It will be a lot more easier to range your opponent if you get a call, yes you will still lose sometimes, but It will happen very rarely. You will pretty much play your hand face up and you will get called mostly by premiums. So this approach saves you from some frustration but on the flip side if you will do it only with AA, people will start playing with you accordingly and call you down with 2 pair or better. On the others hand if you mix it up you will make more money in the long run just have to give it time, but it will get you in a lot more nerve-wracking spots, so its up to you which approach you want to take.
Do not forget about the position. Pre-flop all-in with AA you have to be lucky for someone to call, and it just kills the equity of the hand. I like push allin after someone got a tilt and an open raise, it's easy for him to call. Usually I make the first 3bb bet and 3-bet 2.5x or 3x after the bet before me. And usually a value bet on the flop and call raise. It’s a difficult decision when a bet is placed in front of me and it was raised as a result of a lot of chips in the center. Then I close my eyes and push allin and frequently this set against AA, and I lose because I can’t drop the rockets.
I scare this cards !! I go to flop if don't come an ace and they go all in I fold easy !!
But you must have big bet preflop in order to getting paid only by the strong hands, you basically must kick out players who can hit the flop and try to be the one who dictate the bets, don't let them and usually when players go allin they are protecting top pair or overpair, it very rare to see allin after the flop and to have nuts hand, after the river okay but you are trying not to let them to see the river. Watch some strategy course online (I suggest how to become a winning poker player in a 30 days here on CC) and you will figure it out on how to play poker, not just AA.
My poker logic:
Call is the worst move in poker, raise is the best move, smartest is fold.
The most natural option is to go all-in, I think it is a good option, but say you are playing with players that you know are all very tight, if you go all win you will steal the blinds. Seems to me that it is a bad option, AA can't mean that you are simply winning the blinds. You have to make more of it than simply robbing the blinds. On the other hand if you check and you have a pair on the flop, or a flush draw you will have to evaluate they might have a hand. It doesn't seem to me as the easiest hand to decide.
There is a great way to almost always win with pocket aces.
Of course, it works more in live games, because online it is unlikely to be able to pull off such a trick.
And the thing is, at the beginning of the hand, on the preflop, we raise and show our hand over, showing aces to the opponent, and say does anyone want to play? I think that after that everything will be reset.
It depends on players i play with and hands i have had before. I think much more interesting question is how many people you wanna engage to the game. As for me i prefer to see flop with only one more player. Don't like to lose with such a hand
This is a rather ambiguous question. It all depends on many factors. Often I try not to show it before the flop, but there are times when I go all-in. Again, it all depends on the specific situation, no one can give an exact answer
With AA, I try to get all the money in whenever possible, especially pre-flop. It severely dominates most other hands. Or, post-flop get the money in if possible, since it's usually the best hand by a lot. Sometimes, they need to be folded but not often.
Mst hated cards in my hands. Depend of situation and players playing the hand. Usually i raise or go all in so there are 2 max 3 players involved. But even with those cards i lose often. Gor example i will rather go all in 7 2 ❤
Creo que depende de la posición y las fichas. Si tengo entre 10bb y 15bb, las pongo todas a la vez, pero si todavía tengo una cantidad razonable de fichas, las juego con precaución, ya que muchas veces me han hecho pasar un mal rato.
In most cases, it depends on the position at the table. I increase the bid. Further on the situation and the actions of the other players, and from what the flop shows. but in most cases of course I try to play a hand with bullets
This depends on my position when holding AA i like to be on the button preflop and see what others bet lots of players 3 bet preflop so that's a good pot builder for a start Then of course post flop you always have your c bets or even sometimes a push all in so in short this is all about position for my decision on how to play this hand or any hand good luck to all and see you at the tables