When I would get AA I would feel like 'King All Mighty' at the table because I thought it was the best hand on the table. However, lately getting AA has been a 60/40 chance of winning because of the bad flops that comes after someone calling me after a large push.
I have about 91k hands in my largest online DB. I've had AA 388 times (slightly below the expected 413 times if we are dealt AA every 220 hands). I've lost 44 of those 388 hands and one of them was a mistake where I timed out playing 8 tables and folded pre. So in a 91k sample my AA has held up 88% of the time.
Some others have stated that AA has about 80% equity vs most other hands but that is a slightly different question since it implies you always get someone to call pre flop. I believe in practice your win percentage with AA should probably be greater than 80% for that reason. All the times you raise and take it down pre flop they fold their equity and give you 100% instead of 80% so that your average win rate should then go above 80% if your sample is large enough and you aren't running super bad.
AA has roughly 80% against all hands, so for anyone who plays the game it will win 80% in the long term. Doesn’t make a difference on they player.
It does however make a difference with multiple players in the pot, equity will reduce for every player in but it is better for your profits in the long run as you get a slightly lower share of a bigger pot
That's cards with best odds,and player with this cards,have most chance to win.
Of course there are case when you lose,but still,if you win 8 hands and lost 2,that is very good %.
I can't remmember my last lost with this cards,so that is good sign.
Even if I normally have an 80% chance of winning with this hand, it depends on the period. it happens that I lose for several weeks with this hand even against a single opponent. because in poker it is always the flop that dictates its law.
My luck with aces is not the best. I probably win 50% of the time. I have much better luck with kings for some reason. I almost cringe when I get aces because losing with them is such a large let down,
In my opinion it depends on the poker room, usually it should be over 80% but for example I have no good memories with the microgaming network where my Aces were beaten very often and the efficiency was maybe 30%.
Actually I never know how to play with AA, because sometimes I think it is a great hand and raise a lot, and everyone fold.
In another time I make slow play and everey body go without raise and still like =O.
Pocket AA has historically not been one of my higher percentage winning hands. It has actually run ok but for some reason I most often have multi players in the pot and I'm in late position. AA in a multi way pot diminishes its edge, such is poker.
AA is the best possible hand since preflop. In principle because it is above all possible pockets. That represents 72 value combos compared to 78 total combos = 92% probability of winning. But if we include the real possibility with any value combo, this decreases (blocks) the AA preflop equity by 12% on average. This means that the real probability of winning with AA in preflop against any pocket is 80%.
Furthermore AA blocks important combinations as AK; AQ and AJ. So receiving this pair of cards is the best thing that can happen to us.
in bubble game i usually loose a lot with aces, but overall i got a pretty good statistics with AA, but when i play big tournaments or cash games Im trying not to push to much with this hand. Experience showed me its not worth, especially if you play against someone with more chips than you
If you want to never lose with aces, throw them out.
Seriously, in poker, any hand can win and lose. If we didn't get those stupid calls on the preflop from 6 3 o that then turned into a straight, if our opponents didn't get a third deuce on the river, the winning percentage would be just 100%.
Well ... I do not have the exact percentage of how many times I have won with AA ... but I am sure it is between 80% to 85% ... however I will tell you something unusual that happened to me like 15 days ago ... I play every day at the cash tables ... and I play at 4 tables at the levels of 0.05 / 0.10 ... and one day I lost 4 times in a row with AA ... this had never happened to me before ... take as part of the variance ...
80% of the time according to the theory but in practice it is very different, in my tournaments 4 out of 10 hands with aces I lose them, either because of the number of people who go all in with what they have or because of the bad luck that another forms a flush and my aces not. It happened to me even in aces vs aces lol
IMHO 70%, besause rivals can often get into thrips or 2 pairs. To a greater extent, this also depends on whether you have screened out the minor advantages of the player’s cards by raising pre-flop.
I would like to supplement my previous offer with the fact that after the onset of the prize zone, players begin to play very aggressively, playing a wide range of their cards and hoping for jump. Most often it is here that AAs work perfectly, allowing you to increase the bank not in 80%, but in 95% of cases. So many people call or raise with hands like AK, AQ, KJ, JJ, 99 and similar, so that having a couple really beat them.
However, at the same time, at the initial stages of the tournament, when people open even wider (having suited connectors and hands of type 89) paradoxically, however, aces can lose due to the fact that one of the many players get two pairs or thrips. In general we must not forget that in the initial stages of tournaments it is better to play as carefully as possible and proceed from cards that are on the board.
I've been playing on Poker Stars play money. Have had streaks where AA has been cracked as many as 3 times in a row when seeing a flop. But have also cracked AA with sets, flushes and straights during these streaks. So it all evens out in the end.