This is a discussion on AA facing turn raise within the online poker forums, in the Tournament Poker section; Blinds are 80/160 with 16 Ante.
Hero (UTG) (7145).
Preflop: Hero is UTG with As Ad
Hero raises to
If I play aces I prefer betting all the way.
I would after the flop make a bet of around 40% ( so you can see if just call or re-raise )
But in this case after the turn I think you can only fold the re-raise, it does not look like a bluff to me, and because there was not high betting before flop anyone with low pockets or suited-connectors can still be there I think.
I believe AA is best before flop, vs 2 or more with bad flop is really a tricky hand.
So what did you do and how did it turn out, I am curious now
I'd be making a larger bet preflop on tables where your not getting reraised and players play really sticky. You have bad position with this hand. Yes you want to get value out of your big hands but in this situation your getting a big hand in bad position. Raise 3.5x-4.1x in you get called and you may have to find some additional hands to put in the range as bluffs such as A5s or 85s. Now once the flop comes out there isn't much your opponents can have but your still out of position with a very strong had. You should be raising like 60% pot to get rid of the gut shots and backdoor draws. Your trying to avoid the variance you can experience with these hand and the way to do that is betting. Now you may get more folds to thcese kind of bets and that's good because now you add in hands to bluff with.