Pre-flop all-ins? Is it good or not ;)

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All-in pre-flop, does that make sense? If you have good hands, you shouldn't scare your rivals. Then they fold a lot and you don't win anything. What - in your opinion - is the point of such playing?
 
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If I have AA, I prefer to go all-in preflop, as it's better to scare the curious with low cards than to have a nasty surprise on the river and lose to a weak hand. Disappointing!
 
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If you are low on chips, you can't play properly post-flop. The best move is a pre-flop all-in with your strong hands.

All-in with a big stack pre-flop could be a good move too. You can do that when you don't have a great hand, but you expect everyone to fold (blinds+antes stealing). This is a rather bad move when there are other big stacks left to act, though. If you have a great pre-flop hand, the big stack all-in could be a valid move when there are hero bluff-catchers around.

In the beginning of tournaments, when the blinds are very small, the pre-flop all-in tends to be a big waste, unless there are many chips in the pot due to high betting activity.
 
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This idea can be useful in a tournament. For example, when the first time you bet pre-flop all-in with aces, and then aces come again, you bet pre-flop all-in again, then the second time your opponents can answer the allin.
 
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hello

It depends a lot on the moment of the game, your stak of chips and others, as I tell you, it goes in the circumstances of the game
 
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All-in pre-flop, does that make sense? If you have good hands, you shouldn't scare your rivals. Then they fold a lot and you don't win anything. What - in your opinion - is the point of such playing?



I agree a lot, but if I'm short stack, like 15 less BB's, I think its ok to shove pre-flop with some hands.
 
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If I have AA, I prefer to go all-in preflop, as it's better to scare the curious with low cards than to have a nasty surprise on the river and lose to a weak hand. Disappointing!

Agree
 
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These questions are always complicated to get a single answer.
The action depends on a series of factors
 
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Short Stack, yes I often would go all in with AA, but obviously not just with aces. With deep stacks, no I don't go all in with AA much as it is pretty transparent that you probably have a very good hand.
 
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hi there

with AA or KK i think the only play is all in always

rgds
 
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hi there

with AA or KK i think the only play is all in always

rgds
I totally disagree with you. Your goal in poker is not to win as many hands as you can it is to win as many chips as you can.
 
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Any move should have +equity, going all in on the preflop means either a desire to double, or a desire to win the blinds, good or bad depends only on the goal you are pursuing and whether you managed to realize it.:)
 
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