Many times I wait for players who always raise the afloat preflop to continue with that game pattern and thus try to remove as many chips as possible and in case they do not raise the bet I raise it a little so that they end up paying and not withdraw
My standard opening pre-flop raise is 3xbb + 1xbb for each limper in the pot ahead of me, up to 5x. Some people say they raise to start building a potentially big pot. I, on the other hand, raise to try to limit the number of players in the pot. The more players in the pot, the higher the possibility and probability that someone will hit bingo with an inferior starting hand. I raise to try to keep those bingo players out of the hand.
That is my standard play. With pocket aces, I make my standard raise of 3x + 1x for each limper, so as not to telegraph the strength of my hand. Like with any other hand, I want to limit the number players involved in the hand to reduce the chances of someone getting lucky on me. The odds of pocket aces holding up starts to drop considerably with each additional player that comes into the pot. The key is to try to limit the number of players in the pot, but not to chase everyone out of the hand, which is why just open shoving is probably not the best idea, unless you often play other hands that way. If the pot is raised in front of me, then I am going to 3-bet. If I raise and someone 3-bets, then I'm going to 4-bet. I am basically going to keep re-raising until I feel that my opponent is not folding, or I feel that the pot is big enough that I will be satisfied taking it down at that point. That is the point at which I will go all-in.
None of you seem to understand. I'm not locked in here with all of you. All of you are locked in here with ME!
My only advice is not to get tricky and not to marry them. Usually I will play them preflop as I would any hand I want to open. If I have been 3X opening, that is what I would do. Post flop, it depends on how many players are still in and the texture of the board, but I usually continuation bet.
If you are uncomfortable playing rockets post flop, maybe you should just go all in pre flop. You will likely win the blinds, and have a chance of doubling up.
Your question is lacking in so much context that it makes it impossible to answer. Poker is such a situational game that much more information is needed to adequately answer your question. There is no single best way to play AA preflop at all times...period.
Play them exactly the same as any other hand you raise if you go from raising 2.5x to suddenly raising 5x your telling everyone you have a big hand. Stick to your default raise size.a lot also depends on position and other opponents
You should always be aggressive with them. If you are in EP and raise and get multiple callers, be prepared to check/fold them on a coordinated flop. When you are OOP and try to play them post flop, you could lose a lot off money on a flop that connects with your callers. In CO/Button or blinds I would 3/4 bet to isolate to 1 opponent.
It largely depends on what table you play and what kind of game it is. Some also limp, which is not very correct.
True. Sometimes I've limped in with pocket Aces at loose tables with the goal of trapping (and it pays off this way a lot too), but this is purely situational and I am usually raising with AA (or any premium hand for that matter). The default here should always be raising: we have a strong hand and we want value by building the pot. Another point to raising versus limping in here (others have noted too) is that we deny equity to some hands that may outdraw our AA. If we want them to challenge us with literally the best possible preflop starting hand, then we want to make sure we make them pay for it and aren't allowed to see every flop with trash hands or worse: unmade hands with potential.
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