Playing Aces: Should I Have Folded?

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WHAT WOULD THEY HAVE DONE IN MY PLACE?
I PLAY IN MICROLIMITS. I HOPE I CAN CORRECT MISTAKES WITH YOUR COMMENTS!!!

Poker Hand #TM2000861399: Tournament #83023976, Daily Turbo $1 Hold'em No Limit - Level35(25,000/50,000) - 2023/04/04 22:50:56
Table '58' 9-max Seat #1 is the button
Seat 1: cdce4eb6 (2,414,818 in chips)
Seat 4: 88b411c0 (716,952 in chips)
Seat 7: a4bf8b78 (578,308 in chips)
Seat 9: Hero (859,922 in chips)
88b411c0: posts the ante 6,000
cdce4eb6: posts the ante 6,000
a4bf8b78: posts the ante 6,000
Hero: posts the ante 6,000
88b411c0: posts small blind 25,000
a4bf8b78: posts big blind 50,000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to cdce4eb6
Dealt to 88b411c0
Dealt to a4bf8b78
Dealt to Hero [Ad Ac]
Hero: raises 50,000 to 100,000
cdce4eb6: folds
88b411c0: folds
a4bf8b78: calls 50,000
*** FLOP *** [Qc 4h 3h]
a4bf8b78: checks
Hero: bets 186,750
a4bf8b78: raises 285,558 to 472,308 and is all-in
Hero: calls 285,558
a4bf8b78: shows [Qs 5s] (Pair of Queens)
Hero: shows [Ad Ac] (Pair of Aces)
*** TURN *** [Qc 4h 3h] [5c]
*** RIVER *** [Qc 4h 3h 5c] [Ts]
cdce4eb6: shows [Ah] (Ace-High)
*** SHOWDOWN ***
a4bf8b78 collected 1,193,616 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 1,193,616 | Rake 0 | Jackpot 0 | Bingo 0 | Fortune 0
Board [Qc 4h 3h 5c Ts]
Seat 1: cdce4eb6 (button) folded before Flop
Seat 4: 88b411c0 (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 7: a4bf8b78 (big blind) showed [Qs 5s] and won (1,193,616) with Pair of Queens and Pair of Fives
Seat 9: Hero showed [Ad Ac] and lost with Pair of Aces


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There is really not much to learn on this hand and I think you played it fine. You actually got what you wanted here on the flop but just got unlucky as can be on the turn. I think you both played it fine.

The one thing you may want to change was you cbet. Betting 3/4 pot on this flop was alot and youu may get more folds from hand you want to call here.
 
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Preflop
Given that both players in the blinds are sitting with < 15BB, I might sometimes open jam to avoid getting called preflop by BTN. This takes the play away from him and protect me from having to play out of position against the chipleader. However AA is very easy to play postflop for 17BB, even out of position against the chipleader, so with this particular hand a min-raise is perfect.

Flop
C-betting is fine, but I think, your sizing is to big, given that the opponent is so short stacked. If he call, he already have half his chips in the middle. This does not leave him any room for trying to bluff you, and it also dont leave him enough room to just call and see a turn. Given his stack size anything over 100k is overkill in my opinion. By C-betting smaller you also give yourself a better price, when you are bluffing and fold to his jam. When he jam, you have an easy call of course. I dont know, if you are seriously asking, if you should have folded? Of course we dont play a hand backwards and fold, when a bad beat is going to happen.

Here is the converted hand history:

GGPoker, Hold'em No Limit - 25,000/50,000 (6,000 ante) - 4 players
Hand delivered by CardsChat - https://www.cardschat.com/hand-converter.php

UTG (Hero): 859,922 (17 bb)
BU: 2,414,818 (48 bb)
SB: 716,952 (14 bb)
BB: 578,308 (12 bb)

Pre-Flop: (99,000) Hero is UTG with A♦ A♣
Hero raises to 100,000, 2 players fold, BB calls 50,000

Flop: (249,000) Q♣ 4♥ 3♥ (2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets 186,750, BB raises to 472,308 (all-in), Hero calls 285,558

Turn: (1,193,616) 5♣ (2 players, 1 all-in)

River: (1,193,616) T♠ (2 players, 1 all-in)

Total pot: 1,193,616

Showdown:
BB shows Q♠ 5♠ (two pair, Queens and Fives)
(equity - Pre-Flop: 17%, Flop: 21%, Turn: 73%, River: 100%)

UTG (Hero) shows A♦ A♣ (a pair of Aces)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 83%, Flop: 79%, Turn: 27%, River: 0%)

BB wins 1,193,616
 
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In my opinion there was nothing wrong in calling the All-in with the Pocket Aces, You just have to accept that it was a coin toss whichever way you look at it, and he beat you on the Turn, but with one more card to come you still could have beaten him with any 3,4 or Ace, you still had 8 outs.
You just have to chalk it up to another bad-beat and move on. No one ever plays perfect Poker, there will always be mistakes made, and many more bad beats, you did nothing wrong, he just got lucky,:)
 
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WHAT WOULD THEY HAVE DONE IN MY PLACE?
I PLAY IN MICROLIMITS. I HOPE I CAN CORRECT MISTAKES WITH YOUR COMMENTS!!!

Poker Hand #TM2000861399: Tournament #83023976, Daily Turbo $1 Hold'em No Limit - Level35(25,000/50,000) - 2023/04/04 22:50:56
Table '58' 9-max Seat #1 is the button
Seat 1: cdce4eb6 (2,414,818 in chips)
Seat 4: 88b411c0 (716,952 in chips)
Seat 7: a4bf8b78 (578,308 in chips)
Seat 9: Hero (859,922 in chips)
88b411c0: posts the ante 6,000
cdce4eb6: posts the ante 6,000
a4bf8b78: posts the ante 6,000
Hero: posts the ante 6,000
88b411c0: posts small blind 25,000
a4bf8b78: posts big blind 50,000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to cdce4eb6
Dealt to 88b411c0
Dealt to a4bf8b78
Dealt to Hero [Ad Ac]
Hero: raises 50,000 to 100,000
cdce4eb6: folds
88b411c0: folds
a4bf8b78: calls 50,000
*** FLOP *** [Qc 4h 3h]
a4bf8b78: checks
Hero: bets 186,750
a4bf8b78: raises 285,558 to 472,308 and is all-in
Hero: calls 285,558
a4bf8b78: shows [Qs 5s] (Pair of Queens)
Hero: shows [Ad Ac] (Pair of Aces)
*** TURN *** [Qc 4h 3h] [5c]
*** RIVER *** [Qc 4h 3h 5c] [Ts]
cdce4eb6: shows [Ah] (Ace-High)
*** SHOWDOWN ***
a4bf8b78 collected 1,193,616 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 1,193,616 | Rake 0 | Jackpot 0 | Bingo 0 | Fortune 0
Board [Qc 4h 3h 5c Ts]
Seat 1: cdce4eb6 (button) folded before Flop
Seat 4: 88b411c0 (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 7: a4bf8b78 (big blind) showed [Qs 5s] and won (1,193,616) with Pair of Queens and Pair of Fives
Seat 9: Hero showed [Ad Ac] and lost with Pair of Aces


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If we want to get better at poker the first thing to do is to not second guess ourselves in spots like this. Everyone would play this the same way there is no missing skill here. If we want to get better at poker the first thing to do is to not second guess ourselves in spots like this. We want to focus on other spots that can be played in more than one way and grow our skill there
 
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It's really difficult to fold Aces on Q43 dual tone board. His value raises have many top pairs and less sets.

I guess the hand played itself. Not much one can do here.
 
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You are focusing on results, rather than how you played the hand, based on the information you had. No road to improvement playing that way.
 
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Az or pair AA, they are high cards, but the same as any other card, it loses for example to three of 2, sequence that appears frequently and etc, I fold pair of AA if necessary
 
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I don't really have anything groundbreaking to add as it's mostly been said. You played it well and made the correct call. You correctly got your chips in on the flop as a 79 or 80% favorite which is really any poker players goal. Don't focus on the fact that you lost, focus on the fact that you will win 4 out of 5 times here. There are certain board textures and stack depths that would have warranted a fold, but this is not one of them .
 
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