What is your ideal all in hand?

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insaneiam

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Personally I like to play suited connectors. But what is your ideal all in hand? AA, AK, suited or off suit, any pair????
 
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Ltech

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All win situation

The all win equity on a tournament is whats keeps you alive. But putting you stack on the line is risky , be carefull with all win.
 
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HaroldHouse

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I would rather to not go all in unless Im 12 BB or less. Situations require it sometimes but I prefer a big open raise like 5x BB first in or 3x reraise on premium hands.
 
Erpherk

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So you are saying you call all ins with 54 suited or 32 suited ? I prefer strong hands in the upper range for all in play, but i could call with any two in some spots depending on the situation of course. And i could jam a much wider range but everything is situational.
 
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This is an odd question. The best hand to go all-in with is obviously AA. However, we don't exactly get dealt AA all that often. When I'm 15BB or less in a tournament, I'm comfortable going all-in with any two big broadway cards AK/AQ/KQ or high and medium pairs. Low pairs scare me. Under 10BB, I'm pushing much wider than this. I'll include hands like A2 and JT.
 
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For me, ideal is never getting into a situation where I have to look for a place to push all-in.

That said, the second answer is "it depends."
 
adriantempo

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Pocket aces = ideal hand for everybody regardless of the person, it's math.

Just put them in the poker odds calculator and you will see how often you win and how often you lose.
 
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Hi There
AA obviously
But waht if it´s to decide after flop?
Depend as always of everything else
Rgds
 
HobokenNJ

HobokenNJ

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Usually it depends on your stack (unless you think you can weaker hands to call you earlier in the tournament OR steal blinds). As stacks dwindle, the requirements for an all-in shrink as well. I usually like strong pairs (plus AK) and don't like to be in a position to be less than pocket 9s.

There's a whole science behind this based on nash equilibriums. See, for example, http://pushfoldcharts.com/ or https://www.holdemresources.net/hune or https://floattheturn.com/wp/pushfold/ (not affiliated with any of these links.)

I wish I was more skilled at this.
 
blueskies

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You mean all in preflop?
Of course AA.

If deep stacked and in a multiway pot, then suited connectors like JT and QJ will get action if you nail a str especially.

I like seeing the flop cheap with small PPs in a multiway pot.
 
PaxMundi

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When i first started playing it was KTs for years and i have no idea why because i always lost with it.
 
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A2020

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It depends on the situation, but in an all-in / fold scenery, AA of course, but anything like 77 to AA - Suited connected are also a good alternative I guess.
 
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Personally I like to play suited connectors. But what is your ideal all in hand? AA, AK, suited or off suit, any pair????


Thank you for posting.

This is a great learning opportunity for you. Use the cardchat odds calculator to see what the best hands based on math are for going all in preflop.

99 vs 7c6c 99 is 80% to win
QQ black vs Jh10H- QQ 80%

Plug in all kinds of options and learn how likely you are to win with suited connectors vs villains range for all in preflop.

Hope this helps

:):)
 
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619Leafs

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If I am all-in I rather have AA however sometimes that does not work. The alternatives are suited/semi connectors that can make straight and flush hands.
 
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