RE-RAISE DOOMED ME??

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I see a couple mistakes here that i made,, first off the raise pre-flop and what killed me was the re-raise I made after the flop, now I'm committed and cant get away from his all-in. Tell me what you think and go easy... I'm new here.

pokerstars Game #7655158607: Tournament #39085336, $5.00+$0.50 Hold'em No Limit - Level I (10/20) - 2006/12/28 - 23:08:46 (ET)
Table '39085336 2' 9-max Seat #5 is the button
Seat 2: Stefanicov (1450 in chips)
Seat 3: mischman (1990 in chips)
Seat 4: Sammyv1 (970 in chips)
Seat 5: Slingblade69 (1740 in chips)
Seat 6: gord962 (1420 in chips)
Seat 7: t1riel (1540 in chips)
Seat 9: Amador Ed (1390 in chips)
gord962: posts small blind 10
t1riel: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Slingblade69 [Ah Jd]
Amador Ed: folds
Stefanicov: raises 40 to 60
mischman: folds
Sammyv1: folds
Slingblade69: raises 60 to 120
gord962: folds
t1riel: folds
Stefanicov: calls 60
*** FLOP *** [6s 5c Ac]
Stefanicov: checks
Slingblade69: bets 200
Stefanicov: raises 200 to 400
Slingblade69: raises 480 to 880
Stefanicov: raises 450 to 1330 and is all-in
Slingblade69: calls 450
*** TURN *** [6s 5c Ac] [4d]
*** RIVER *** [6s 5c Ac 4d] [2h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Stefanicov: shows [6c 6d] (three of a kind, Sixes)
Slingblade69: shows [Ah Jd] (a pair of Aces)
Stefanicov collected 2930 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 2930 | Rake 0
Board [6s 5c Ac 4d 2h]
Seat 2: Stefanicov showed [6c 6d] and won (2930) with three of a kind, Sixes
Seat 3: mischman folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: Sammyv1 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: Slingblade69 (button) showed [Ah Jd] and lost with a pair of Aces
Seat 6: gord962 (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 7: t1riel (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 9: Amador Ed folded before Flop (didn't bet)
 
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Biggest problem I see is that you min-re-raised PF from the button with AJo. If you're going re-raise with this hand from the button, then you needed to raise more.
 
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AJo is a pretty weak hand, especially compared to the average early position raising hand. A re-raise pre-flop is essentially a bluff.

There's really no point in raising on the flop. If he has an Ace, you're most likely out-kicked, and you're sticking money when behind. If he doesn't have an Ace, he'll probably fold. You only raise if you're sure he's on a draw, which isn't that likely on this board. Best play would be to call, and fold the turn if he bets again and you don't improve (i.e. hit a Jack), unless you have a read that this player is willing to fearlessly bluff a lot.
 
zebranky

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raise more, fold more.

Say it with me - "I will never ever EVER ever EVER minraise preflop from late position" AJ is a reasonable hand from the button, so either raise high (3 or 4 times the last bet/raise), or call. A minraise from LP is just asking to be called, and your hand isn't one where you're trying to build the pot.

and this one - "I will never re-raise with less than a nut hand." the first raise is a declaration of war on the bettor - you don't want to get in the middle of that war without the biggest guns on your side. I wouldn't even call the raise unless I had 2 pair, including the A.

The good news is you spotted both your mistakes before any of us responded, so you obviously know where you went wrong. Keep on trucking!
 
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Thanks

Thanks for the input, good advice I do recognized my pre-flop raise was suspect at best(lets say horrible), it revealed a lot.{REPEATING TO SELF NO LOW RAISE LATE} I should have just called there. Even then with me calling pre-flop he most likely he would have just check his trips to me after he saw the flop, banking on me hitting the Ace, which I did and obviously I would have made a good sized bet with my Aces and a decent kick, he in turn would push(not wanting me to hit trips) and then, maybe just maybe, I could get away thinking hes got me out kicked, either way I'm out a lot but still have enough to stay competitive.

Thanks all
 
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AJ is a pretty terrible hand to re-raise an EP raise with. Cold call this, bet out the flop and when you are raised, realize either your kicker is bad; or you are up against a monster.

My first thought before seeing the showdown was that he had AK/AQ at least
 
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WOW, preflop is terrible. if you're gonna re-raise make it like pot sized. and u prolly sholdnt be repopping AJ ever. as played the hand is butchered so bad that after your 2nd flop raise you're committed and you're not beating anything.
 
zebranky

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min raise

Also, note your opponent's check on the flop, followed by min-raising your bet. A check-raise should be a good sign for you of a hand that is AK, two pair or more. As I said before, a min-raise screams "call me (or raise me" - and you raised him, just as he wanted.
Assuming your opponent has some ability to play, HIS min-raise should be setting off sirens in your head that he is slow-laying a monster.
 
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