My big FOLD - I'm learning how to fold preflop

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I still struggle to learn when to throw my big hands. This is one of them, what do you think?
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wow that was a great fold, i hope you were able to get deeper after that:)
 
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Beautiful hand to look at, tricky to play, most likely would have entered this mess!
 
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Great fold. I folded KK in a home cash game the other night. Knew my buddy had AA.
 
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Great fold. Too many all-ins and 80 BB deep to play that hand.
 
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One might say that with 3-4 people betting and raising its most likely someone has aces...

I do not subscribe to this (even though its true often)and im getting it all in with Kings in that spot. Queens probably too online... ( I play AA, KK, QQ in pretty much every single situation preflop, I dont remember any exception).

The great T.J Cloutier might recommend you fold Queens in this spot based on players play styles and situations live.

It was a very good read by you, nice intuition. ;)
 
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Yes KK can be reset, it all depends on the situation and the tournament. After all, any ACE can kill KK or QQ. So fold in some cases is appropriate. As well as dumping AA on the dough.

I think if it was a Knockout tournament, it is unlikely that someone would throw? Don't you? Hahaha.)
So it all depends on the game situation.
 
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Well played indeed!


Just underlines no one should be married to any hand 100% of the time. As others have noted, with several all ins someone likely had aces, they did and even then they did not hold.
 
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Good move. There have been several times where I've folded Aces and Kings for the better. It's a good tool to have at your disposal.

At the end of the day, it's just a pair.

How did you fare in the tournament?
 
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I think it was obviously a good fold but even if there was not someone with Aces you were being asked to go into the pot 4 ways which significantly reduces your equity so you could argue that folding AA in that spot would also be a correct play. I mean look who one the hand!
 
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Single discharge) against three almost always such an incomprehensible situation)
 
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hmmm folding KK .. ...so whats the criteria to folding AA pre, 100bb and 5 other players in. Im never folding here and agree with above that QQ is also in
 
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In conclusion, I would like to say that the "Fold" button alone will not make me much money in poker. You need to systematically and constantly work on your game, learn new materials and strategies, track field trends, and much more.

Only if I do all this in a complex, I will become a successful player. But by making friends with the "Fold" button, I will save a significant amount of money and significantly raise my winrate. This will allow me to move up the limits faster and take my game to a new level.




Life is a game , play beautiful
 
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big hand fold

I believe poker is not about how many hands you can play, it's more about how many great folds you can do. I think as much as you can get more experience out of poker following you can read better and you can find more tells and finally you cand profit more
 
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I still struggle to learn when to throw my big hands. This is one of them, what do you think?


Just an amazing fold!

Really it is the tight statistics on the AA player that would make me think about folding KK.

But he could have QQ?? - anybody else think that is possible?

I mean who doesn't like a quadruple-up??
 
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Fantastic fold. I would be complaining about a bad beat by now.
But I'm learning…
In fact, the perception I have today is that premium hands are more difficult to play. If you have a 5J for example, you will know exactly what to do. FOLD !. But with a KK it gets more difficult. If you bet low you will be allowing others to see the flop. If you bet all in, you risk that there. Thanks the guys who had aces. If they hadn’t gone all in and only the 9T guy pushed all in, I think you’d call ...


 
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