- May 30, 2015
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I've already lost several times of AA in my hand and giving allin, today I don't give allin, I wait for the cards on the table for me to decide what to do.
I think if you are afraid to play with a pair of aces, then you need to find another hobby. If you, with a couple of aces, will wait for what will appear on the table, then your chances of losing only increase. I think you need to play aggressively with a pair of aces.
I agree that this is too strong a hand to just go to the all Inn with! But not responding to a push with it is a big mistake ( even if we sometimes lose, but we are big favorites against any hand)!
It's just a pair, a strong pair, but sometimes we use it as a super pair with magical abilities! And problems and surprises come!
Treat this starting hand like a normal one, open and raise, 3bet but don't fall in love with it because it will cost you so much money on the long-term journey of poker.
Don't play it slowly like you said in your initial post, you still need to protect it. If you let 3-4 players see a cheap flop, then you are looking for trouble.
Precisely, black and, it is the strongest hand in poker. To start fencing the hand with caution is a mistake.
We all know aces can lose - but if you have the chance to isolate then they should be played automatically. From early position with most to act you know the 80% win rate will diminish and you need to play sensibly, but yet aggressively.
Yesterday nearing the money with a good stack, the player to my right went in all in and I held AA. It felt suspect, I went all in also. The cards flipped and he had 88. One of his 8s was a club and promptly four more clubs were dealt to the board giving him the flush. It was infuriating. In the bigger scheme, so what? His play was overly ambitious and the flush was the algorithm.
The play was correct. AA still remains the strongest hand in poker and one which I will play with confidence.