AA sucks!

dj11

dj11

Legend
Joined
Oct 9, 2006
Total posts
23,189
Awards
9
Today in the PokerAfterDark round 2 game the cards did not come. The only pairs I got in 150 hands, were AA twice. That was odd in itself. The first AA I folded when the turn and action convinced me a str8 was out there, which was proved correct. The last time was when the flop was 233, and there was a raise, which I reraised, and she put me all in. She showed A3 and I was toast.

I don't think I played it badly, nor did I play the tourney badly, I made no stupid moves. I got in trouble early when my AKQ98 flush got beat by quad aces, but it was not a killer, just put me in a weakened position where I might have tightened up too much, and for someone already playing tight, tightening up gets pretty uncomfortable.
 
dj11

dj11

Legend
Joined
Oct 9, 2006
Total posts
23,189
Awards
9
Standard 3x raise. I was first bettor.

To continue in this thread, I got into a giveaway, and first hand got AA in the sb, waited for someone to pot it, which they did, then I called, along with 5 others.

Somebody filled a str8, and I was out first hand. I woulda posted but FT apparently is not sending giveaway hh's anymore.

AA sucks !!!!
 
the lab man

the lab man

CardsChat Irregular
Joined
Jan 12, 2006
Total posts
3,557
Awards
1
You can deal me A/A every hand if you want...I would take it. Depending on one's skill level A/A will win anywhere ffrom 80 to 90% of the time.
Mines about 83% over 20,000 hands.

It's just that you always remember the beats you take with A/A and generally you always have more money or chips in the pot with these hands.
Give me A/A anytime
 
Kenzie 96

Kenzie 96

Legend
Champion
Joined
May 21, 2005
Total posts
13,107
Awards
9
Ya know, stuff happens, but most of my losses with pocket A's are a result of my getting cute instead of getting a good sized bet in. Don't know about you but they bother me because even while I am slowplaying them i am saying to myself , don't do this dummy. lol.
 
dj11

dj11

Legend
Joined
Oct 9, 2006
Total posts
23,189
Awards
9
Yeah, I know, this is just one of those days when the stuff seems piled extra high! My KK just got busted on the river.

LMAO



For the most part I don't slow play AA anymore. But I also don't generally risk all in pf with AA unless its a freeroll. The giveaway was a freeroll....
 
T

tigertight

Guest
Joined
Apr 15, 2007
Total posts
416
right now i can definitly give a amen to that i had pocket aces in free roll about 30k went all in guy with 40-45k stack calls pocket 7s got rivered
 
M

Marwicks

Guest
Joined
Apr 11, 2007
Total posts
17
i agree aa sucks mines just got busted by 2 3 off honestly it feels like i could puke, worst thing is the guy is trying to say he played good poker when he called my all in with a gutshot straight draw!! with just the river to come and he hits it! i honestly hate poker sometimes..
 
pedroman7

pedroman7

Rock Star
Joined
Apr 28, 2007
Total posts
352
just remebemer AA is still just 1 pair. a great hand but easily beaten
 
shinedown.45

shinedown.45

Legend
Joined
Aug 18, 2006
Total posts
5,389
i agree aa sucks mines just got busted by 2 3 off honestly it feels like i could puke, worst thing is the guy is trying to say he played good poker when he called my all in with a gutshot straight draw!! with just the river to come and he hits it! i honestly hate poker sometimes..
If you had bet you aces hard preflop then Mr23os wouldn't have been in the hand
 
dj11

dj11

Legend
Joined
Oct 9, 2006
Total posts
23,189
Awards
9
Deep thought.........

AA is only a pair of ones!
 
19RK64

19RK64

Rock Star
Joined
Oct 1, 2007
Total posts
125
i agree with its only a pair, read my thread SET IT UP!! TEN MAN SNG's
 
dj11

dj11

Legend
Joined
Oct 9, 2006
Total posts
23,189
Awards
9
Interesting this thread got revived, as I'm the one who started it.

Yesterday I got my AA cracked. But it was the first cracking of my Aces in 21 trys. Meaning I got 20 AA and they all held up. That run started big, when my AA met AA on the board for quads.

Overall though, I don't feel like I am close to the 80% of the time AA should stand up. 65% maybe.
 
nevadanick

nevadanick

Back to work ... zzzzz
Joined
Oct 3, 2007
Total posts
8,477
When I get past the first 200,000 hands losing with AA, I will have the 20% losing part behind me. The next 800,000 hands when I get to MY 80% favorite end will be nothing short of AWESOME... :D
 
P

ph_il

...
Joined
Feb 5, 2005
Total posts
9,845
Awards
1
I got AA cracked today during a $22+2 SNG when opponent rivers a set of Qs. Opponent raises, I make standard reraise, he reraises back, I push, call.

So close.

Oh well.
 
reglardave

reglardave

Legend
Joined
Dec 30, 2006
Total posts
2,264
Ya know, stuff happens, but most of my losses with pocket A's are a result of my getting cute instead of getting a good sized bet in. Don't know about you but they bother me because even while I am slowplaying them i am saying to myself , don't do this dummy. lol.

They are the best starting hand in holdem, and that's all. They are useful for winning small pots and losing big ones (Doyle Brunson). Preflop is the only time you KNOW they're good, that's the time too play them big. A standard 3 bet from first position just isn't gonna drive enough people out, esp. in a freeroll, and the % of the time they'll stand up decreases every time another opponent gets into the pot.
 
royalburrito24

royalburrito24

Legend
Joined
Aug 27, 2007
Total posts
2,417
They are the best starting hand in holdem, and that's all. They are useful for winning small pots and losing big ones (Doyle Brunson).

i thought ungar said that?

anyway

doyle also said he would rather have AK pre flop because it is a much easier hand to realease when you know you are beat
he said that in the first super system...havnt read the 2nd yet
 
Stefanicov

Stefanicov

Legend
Joined
Oct 1, 2006
Total posts
1,631
i thought ungar said that?

anyway

doyle also said he would rather have AK pre flop because it is a much easier hand to realease when you know you are beat
he said that in the first super system...havnt read the 2nd yet

b runson was an idiot for a statement like tht
 
T

thielcats

Guest
Joined
Sep 19, 2007
Total posts
66
AA is only one pair lol.....how often does one pair win a pot?
 
royalburrito24

royalburrito24

Legend
Joined
Aug 27, 2007
Total posts
2,417
average hand in a 9 handed game is 2 pair


so not a lot
 
Flops'm&Bets'm

Flops'm&Bets'm

Guest
Joined
Sep 1, 2007
Total posts
367
AA is only one pair lol.....how often does one pair win a pot?

Any Pair is a made hand Pre-Flop, and A-K is only 2 cards connected..and not a hand at all.

...And how often does A-high w/no pairs win? See that often enough!

Things that make you go Hmmmmmm???
 
DaFrench1

DaFrench1

Visionary
Joined
Aug 1, 2007
Total posts
578
Mmmmm

You know, I can't even remember the last time I lost a hand with AA. Maybe you are not thinking positively enough :D:D:D
 
Emperor IX

Emperor IX

Cardschat Elite
Joined
May 28, 2007
Total posts
2,974
AA is only one pair lol.....how often does one pair win a pot?

The 1 in 7 times it flops a third A, the 1 in 2 times the other person doesn't pair at all, the 1 in 5 times the opponent doesn't improve to two pair+ etc...
 
Top