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Recently I was in the beginning of the tournament and the village gave all in after my raise and won me
Any time you go all-in you are saying I have the best hand. Any pair needs to become a set to be of some use, from 22 to AA, so you both bet on getting a set. That's why most books say bet 3xBB for AA KK QQ AK before the flop. Never seen it said to go all-in.
I would still wan't to see the flop before going all-in on any cards, except on final table in the money and low stack.(below 5 BB)
I'm Old, my eyes are dim, and my hands shake. So when I take your chips I'll hold them close to my eyes, and mumble.
That's because most books assume that you're playing serious poker against serious, knowledgeable and experienced players. The reality is that in most low stakes games (ESPECIALLY freerolls), the other players will often call your AA overbet pre-flop, or all-in 3-bet w/ any low pair, and any AX. Flush chasers will often call pretty much any bet with any two suited cards.
It very much depends on the stakes and the level of play. Freerolls are the loosest (even looser than play money). The higher the stakes, the more serious, knowledgeable and experienced the players, and hence the more applicable the book's teachings.
With a pair of aces, I play aggressively raise and reraise, but I must raise the bet !!! Your task is to leave as few players as possible in the game !!!! And most importantly do not forget that a pair of aces - it's still a couple of cards, although the older pair !!! Remember if the bank went to 3-4 people then your chance to play about 50% !! This is a good chance but this is a coin toss !!!!
With a pair of aces I play only aggressively, many times I played a small bet and lost, now only a 3-bp raise or all-in, and it goes very well when playing with fewer people in the pot, for TT only aggression is needed or everyone has their own opinion
yesterday im bust from freeroll bye AA.. half chips gone,playing open card against AA.. half left gone with all in mode against AA.. so how to play AA?? cmon mate its AA do fak you wanna do with that amazing hand amigo..!!! bcouse u heve big chance to win than the other.. just enjoy it and accept if u lose.. gg
With pocket pair AA - raise to 3-5 BB from any position. If the opponent did re-raise, you need to make a 4-bet - and so on up to all-in. You need to reduce the number of players. Don't slowplay pocket aces, the situation on the flop may change not in your favor.
You played just fine. Getting it all in preflop against one opponent is among the most preferable situations with AA (and KK). Yes, you lost that time. Yes, it ended that tournament for you. Still, you played well. Just let it go and move on. It's a part of the game.
May I add a thought. I landed preflop KK shoved all in and came against AA. Fortunately for me a K came on the flop. I was lucky and felt bad for my cardschat friend. He had me beat. What else could have I done with my two cards and him with his?
I think many misunderstand the information. Our friend decostryg says "I was in the beginning of the tournament and the village gave all in after my raise and won me with a pair of 2" means he had an ace (Ax) and the villain won with a pair of 2 Ask advice on how to play the Ace.
In this case decodtryg, I recommend you take into account your position, second that accompanies your ace, and third the bet. These parameters will make you play the ace differently every time you have them. The companions are very right when it comes to having AA you do not mind having many people at the table.
I hope you give us more details of your game and thus give you better advice.
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All essence when the map of АА comes, to perform so that to collect a most bank and this bank to win. But at times АА grows into garbage and it is necessary to throw down them. Where logic and essence. And these all things are hidden in knowledge about a poker, to study, study and once again study!
There's no one way of playing aces, it all depends on how the table is. If people are generally raising with any cards then i'll consider going all in or raising 5 times the bb. If the table generally folds then you need to play AA very carefully or you risk everyone folding.
Aces are the best starting hand, this doesn't always mean they finish the best obviously. I try to re-evaluate things thoroughly after the flop. It's key not to get married to aces or any hand post flop, especially when there's many hands that can and will beat you apparent. It is a great feeling winning with aces but we all know that's not always the outcome. It's also a great feeling making a good lay down with them. A good player has the ability to read well and realize he must fold.
a pair of AA do not always mean victory.then you need to look at the situation.I agree that aggression should be on the flop.but do not just go all-in.sometimes there are moments that even AA is a pass
i would play it aggressively espescially on tables where players are loose and you have a couple maniacs playing as well. If you are in position on such a table you wont have to do much as im sure you'll be facing a 3/4bet by the time its your turn
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Against a raiser or re-raiser I would go all-in. You don't want to go against too many players as one of them is bound to crack your aces. One on one is best. Too bad about those two's beating you but it'll happen, most times AA is good.
A pair of assassins are playing very aggressively. Basically I play them around 2.5 raises before the flop or 3. Sometimes I raise the raise when the opponents have more to drive out some of them at least
Depends on positioning and how the table has been playing... if im early to act I typically wont go over a 3x bb bet... If im late to act and someone raises before me ill pump 4-5 times their bet... No hand is invincible though, its gambling for a reason.