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No matter if the entire table went all in what hands would you always call with?
Well, No matter what is pretty strong wording. Everything in Poker is about the situation more than the actual 2 cards you hold. I guess, I have to say AA is a hand that I will almost always play preflop. Even saying that. it is possible in a tournament situation that I might fold depending on the specific situation.
Ya i havent been able to fold AA preflop. It just looks so pretty. KK i folded once preflop and that was because i had just turned $20 into $200 and he was all in $160 with one other caller. It turned out he had AK and the other A 10. K flopped and i kicked myself all day for it. Scared is no way to play
In cash games you should never fold AA preflop, but everything else is situational. KK can sometimes be folded, if there is a very solid chance, someone else has AA. I have done it a very few times only. In tournaments an extreme ICM-situation can sometimes make it correct to fold AA, but its very rare, and I have never done it.
A very special situation happened in the TV poker show "big game", where amatour David Fishman was up 130.000 dollars and poised to take an NAPT passport worth another 50.000 dollars.
He was not allowed to leave the game, before 150 hands was played, and choose to fold every hand for the rest of the session including aces. And this made sense. Looking at his whole risk-reward situation it was obviously the right decision for him. And sick enough the hand he folded aces, someone else flopped quads.
It depends. For instance if you have AA or KK and the effective stacks are 100 BBs and 5 people are all in ahead of you your odds of winning go way down. On the other hand if you're short stacked say 0-30 BBs and have AA,AK, KK, QQ or maybe JJ, AQ and there are 4 or 5 all ins in ahead of you then go for it.
For me, everything will depend on my position, this is the beginning of the game or close to the payments, the value of my stack in relation to the others. Many positions that need to be taken into account. But AA is, of course, I will pour down 1% from 100
AA and KK - hopefully I will have discipline when it comes to other hands depending on each situation. I know I should be able lay KK's down in certain cash game scenarios but it is difficult. I will never fold AA or KK in a mtt. ever