Absolutely right, Sammy. But one thing to consider as the hand moves forward is the number of players in the hand. If you're heads-up against one other guy, you've got a monster. But if three other players stayed in after the flop, it's pretty much a lock that the other two Aces are sitting among them. In other words, your AA can't improve. So, if the threat of a set appears on the board, beware. You have to be able to toss those bullets aside if it looks like they've lost their value late in the hand.Sammyv1 said:A,A is one we all lose on from time to time, but I wont lay it down pre flop EVER not even the first hand of a tourney Its odds are just too good. Keep playing good You'll get em!!!:wavey:
And that, in a nutshell, is what makes poker so great, 4dogs. I subscribe to the "sit tight, wait on big pairs, pick your spots" survival mode of tourney play. You prefer to engage in riskier hands early on to build chips for later. I say later doesn't matter if you're out of the tournament. You say later doesn't matter if you don't have any ammunition.Four Dogs said:In a tournament however, these are exactly the chances you have to take to accumulate chips early on.