How not to play AA

Lo-Dog

Lo-Dog

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Cards are just going my way tonight so I thought I would post an example

pokerstars Game #7670873485: Tournament #392ught 34263, $5.00+$0.50 Hold'em No Limit - Level III (25/50) - 2006/12/29 - 22:33:46 (ET)
Table '39234263 1' 9-max Seat #3 is the button
Seat 2: hi8us (2960 in chips)
Seat 3: PLF_DBA_MAN (1730 in chips)
Seat 4: TheBaconMan (1540 in chips)
Seat 5: 7watty7 (890 in chips)
Seat 6: raller (2230 in chips)
Seat 8: Anysis (1250 in chips)
Seat 9: RamboXXX (1370 in chips)
TheBaconMan: posts small blind 25
7watty7: posts big blind 50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to PLF_DBA_MAN [9c 9d]
raller: folds
Anysis: calls 50
RamboXXX: folds
hi8us: folds
PLF_DBA_MAN: raises 200 to 250
TheBaconMan: folds
7watty7: raises 200 to 450
Anysis: folds
PLF_DBA_MAN: calls 200
*** FLOP *** [Th 9s 3c]
7watty7: checks
PLF_DBA_MAN: bets 450
7watty7: calls 440 and is all-in
*** TURN *** [Th 9s 3c] [7s]
*** RIVER *** [Th 9s 3c 7s] [6s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
7watty7: shows [Ac Ah] (a pair of Aces)
PLF_DBA_MAN: shows [9c 9d] (three of a kind, Nines)
PLF_DBA_MAN collected 1855 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 1855 | Rake 0
Board [Th 9s 3c 7s 6s]
Seat 2: hi8us folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: PLF_DBA_MAN (button) showed [9c 9d] and won (1855) with three of a kind, Nines
Seat 4: TheBaconMan (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 5: 7watty7 (big blind) showed [Ac Ah] and lost with a pair of Aces
Seat 6: raller folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: Anysis folded before Flop
Seat 9: RamboXXX folded before Flop (didn't bet)
 
mbutler007

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Nice hand. Doesnt look like he played AA all that badly. Would you have laid down the nines if he pushed pre-flop?
 
Lo-Dog

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I guess he didnt have many chips to get me off my hand but I was drunk when I made this thread and made sense then.:beer:

Managed to win in my drunken agressive state.:eek:
 
bryan24

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Nice hand. Doesnt look like he played AA all that badly. Would you have laid down the nines if he pushed pre-flop?

Have to agree with this assesment . I don't see that either one of you did anything out of the ordinary. Looks like the cards just fell your way... nice win.
 
Elvis Henry

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The only mistake he made, in my opinion, was by not going all in. But who the hell these days lays down any pair -- you surely would have called with your nines.

I've improved my SNG play somewhat by learning to dump small and mid pairs when I don't have the proper odds to play them. I'm not fond of small pairs against two overcards in an all-in scenario when the blinds are only 25/50 and I have a decent stack that I want to maintain. But seeing that you had him covered pretty well I don't think yours was a bad play, and really, neither was his.

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