This is a discussion on Ace in the Hole within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; A lot of players get a bit excited when an ace turns up as one of their hole cards. Everybody likes to see one, but
A lot of players get a bit excited when an ace turns up as one of their hole cards. Everybody likes to see one, but a single ace is not as powerful as it may seem. If you are playing at a table with nine other players, the probability of you holding an ace and no other player holds one is about 25 percent. This is not a high figure and you need to think of your other card the kicker. If it is low and it comes to a showdown you will lose to a higher kicker. Do not play aces with a low kicker.
Some crazy players must think that A and any kicker is a winner no matter. I've seen it so many times all I can think is WTF are those players thinking when they call all the way with only A high. Then I bet they wonder why they lost the hand. Can anyone help me understand this because I can't believe anyone is that mental to put their whole stack on the table without even a pair. But believe me, I'm not complaining because those players help build someones stack.