I'm not usually afraid of 3 way all-in with aces, mostly if I'm the last to act and/or/ it cost a small part of my stack, but I have to admit you have a very good point to consider here..a short stacked player can include J10 in his range..
3 ways (or more) preflop, do you fold?
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I think its key to know when to continue with Aces I think a lot of players continue to wide if someone is starting to check raise turn on 3flush or even sometimes 3 to a straight boards its time to take your foot off the gas a little (this is open raise and one or 2 caller pots of course)
in 3b pots im more likely to continue on 3flush boards on the flop and turn maybe consider against river shoves if it comes down to it
I read an article of poker that said that when you are in a tournament and you are very close to the bubble and you are in a good position but you have less chips than someone who throws the all in it is good to fold only I have heard of this case but of the rest I think that to fold AA before preflop you must think well
Remember that a pair is the weakest poker game even being a pair of A. So remember that you will lose to two pairs. Playing with A's is complicated, but I'm looking for a three of a kind, if I do not hit the flop, I'm still trying to hit the turn or river, but this is going to happen if my opponent is not very aggressive, to fold But everything depends on a range of.
A multi-way flop devalues aces. It is the best hand pre-flop but each street can can change the value of aces, depending on board wetness and how your opponent(s) normally play.
If the board is wet and a tight opponent is betting, prepare to face a big made hand, or at least a nut draw.
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re: Poker & in what cases would you consider folding AA
Preflop AA is the nuts, and of course never folding the nuts. There could be some really extreme tournament ICM situation or a situation like the PokerStars "big game", where David Fishman wanted to lock up a win but was not allowed to leave until hand 150. But these are really the exceptions and only interesting from an academic point of view.
Postflop AA is just a hand. Sometimes we flop top set, and its the nuts, but most of the time AA is not the nuts postflop. So its just the same as any other non-nut hand. What is his range, what is my equity against that range, do I have implied odds or reverse implied odds, if I improve, etc.
In 100 BB cash game poker, I am typically rarely getting away from AA postflop in a 3-bet or 4-bet pot. But of course there will be exceptions like, when the flop comes QJT all spades, and I have two red aces.
Being able to fold AA or any top 10 starting hand is something you are able to to do easier after a ton of experiance. When i started i felt like i was entitled to win because I had AA or KK. You see a ton of players in denial, refusing to accept their great starting hand could loose regardless of whats on the board. I see it a ton in zone/boost poker. Its my bread and butter
In some cases definitely. One is when the tournament is coming to the ITM and I have few chips, but enough to win the prize, in this case I fold in AA.
When the cards at the table are very clear my defeat.
The AA fold is always very complicated.️
Aces in a multi-way pot are dangerous when they are willing to pay to see the turn or if it's just a very dangerous board like T-9-8 with two flush cards. Also, if it's like 6-max or 9-max and the other player calls and we got 90%+ chips left, I'm going to try and use pot control to win a small/mediocre pot. It's bad to be pot-committed like that, just because you have aces and still so many chips behind.
So it depends on your SPR really. I just had KK and I knew my opponents didn't have aces after 4-betting. So the flop came 652. My SPR was 1.5 so yeah then I'm committed on a board like that, even with two opponents. I put a small bet in cause one guy's crazy raising, but this time called so I knew he had a set or was drawing. Turn came 6. I know a 76 or 65 would be possible but then my SPR was already 0.7. Had the flop come T98 or AQQ I wouldn't even have put more chips in the pot and instafolded. Ofcourse the guy bluffed the turn and turned over 75 so very +EV for me.
I would fold AA preflop only in a satellite situation where I am guaranteed a seat if I fold, but calling off with AA would only yield an 80% chance to win (rather than 100%)
As for postflop, there are so many things to consider, how deep are stacks, what hands are in our opponents range, how likely he is to have improved.
Against very nitty opponents I can find the fold with AA. The main question to ask if 'would my opponent be playing like this with just one pair?' and that comes down to their tendencies as well as how much money they are putting in the pot.
Also remember, playing a defensive showdown strategy is always an option too. There's no rule that says you can't go into check call mode with AA on say a JT9 board. And against certain players if it gets too expensive, it can become a fold later. I really try to feel out the strength of my opponent based on their style of play and betting throughout the hand, tends to work out pretty well!
re: Poker & in what cases would you consider folding AA
I do pass on AA in those cases when I am 100% sure that I am weaker. For example, when on the flop a flush, straight or full house and an aggressive opponent puts a big bet. Aggressive opponents also have good combinations, this should not be forgotten. Or if I make a bet in an early position and my opponent raises, then I also make a pass. I like to play cash carefully and not risk it when I’m not sure of my victory.
The only time i fold pocket Aces is if i am really short stacked and theres a couple of places till i get in the bubble any other time i will only fold if theres a flush draw or straight draw or a paired board.