This is a discussion on Pocket Aces options within the online poker forums, in the General Poker section; Hey Guys, what's your most of the time strategy when you have pocket Aces pre-flop.
Do you go all in? Do you 3-Bet?, Raise? Or just
In a cash game, I play AA agressively 95% of the time. If I'm the first one to enter the pot, I raise, if there was a raise before me, then I 3-bet, and if there were multiple actions I will most probably shove with aces, especially when there is more than 15bb already in the pot. taking down dead money with a chance to stack a loose opponent that decides to call me off, is always good.
Slow playing with AA is just a waste of value in my opinion, I can only slow play them from early position, and only when the dynamics at the table is quite aggro at the moment.
In tournament however, slowplaying AA is more common, especially in SB to BB spots or when I want to provide a good opportunity for my opponent to squeeze, I will call a raise from LP sometimes to induce an aggressive player in the BB to try and resteal the pot.
But in general, since AA is the strongest hand in NL Holdem preflop, it is natural that you want to invest more money with this hand at this stage. Because on different boards, the equity of AA can change drastically.
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I think preflop go All-in with AA.
If you play cute some dummy who would have folded can suck out.
Eventually your opponents if they have anything are going to put you all in.
Sometimes everybody may fold & you want to draw action. But most of time somebody will go all in with you. I think it’s better not to show them cards.
Always dependent on position and the types of players I'm playing with. But usually I find myself doing a medium raise or 3-bet in hopes of getting 4-bet and then getting all my money in preflop. The sickest feeling is not playing AA aggressive enough preflop and then the flop comes and it's something where people could easily outdraw you like a pair on the board or two Broadway cards where two-pair and straight possibilities are present.
In a freeroll all solutions are bad. Yesterday I took part in a 4-person all in hand preflop and of course the donkey with 8 6 won with a runner-runner on river. But I guess he could win just because he had over 30k chips while we had under 10k.
I always raise aggresively preflop or yolo if there's already been a raise and if there's all-ins I always call. Postflop really varies. I'd probably fold them if it's a bad flop for me and it looks like someone's made a straight or flush.
Hey Guys, what's your most of the time strategy when you have pocket Aces pre-flop.
Do you go all in? Do you 3-Bet?, Raise? Or just make a normal call?
Most of the times i just call 😅
It depends on the amount of chips I have if I have 2x more chips than the other players I go allin if I have half the chips of all players I go allin but if it's the beginning of the game with everyone in the same amount of chips I just raise .
It varies on so many factors, but generally I'm raising and re-raising with AA preflop. There are rare cases to simply call and trap an opponent, but this shouldn't be the default move. With literally the best hand possible pre-flop, we want to build the pot when we are ahead.
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I vary the actions between everything preflop and limp to hide the game but mostly I wait for the opponent's action to see what better action fits but everyone on the first action I think it depends on the amount of blinds if I'm below 20 bb oh yeah it's all preflop for sure
I guess that's going to depend on the situation you are in when you get dealt pocket rockets, as well as the opponent/player type you are facing during the hand.
I don't think you should pigeon whole yourself into playing pocket aces only one way and that's it. Use the best hand in no limit holdem to your advantage, and try to extract the most value you can with them. Whether that means going all in, slow playing, 3betting, flatting a raise, or heck even limping first in or behind a previous limper, do what you think will make you the most chips/money in that exact situation.
In tournament poker, a lot depends on the opponents at the table. But in most cases, AA is played aggressively by raising, or 3betting if there has already been a raise. A slowplaying with AA can have a negative impact on the further play of the hand.