I folded aces preflop for the first time.

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Considering the context is not impressive, but I did it just to be able to say that I actually did it 😅
I was 288/472, playing for 466 tickets, so it was an easy decision.
Folding aces
I have folded Kings before, in some sat where it wasn't worthy the risk, close to the tickets, but never aces.

What's the toughest fold that you remember?
 
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Considering the context is not impressive, but I did it just to be able to say that I actually did it 😅
I was 288/472, playing for 466 tickets, so it was an easy decision.
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I think you made the right choice considering the moment. After all how many times do Aces get cracked
I have folded Kings before, in some sat where it wasn't worthy the risk, close to the tickets, but never aces.

What's the toughest fold that you remember?
 
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Sounds like in that situation you played perfectly. :) What are all of those numbers next to each player? Is that something you do, or is it a feature of that cardroom?
 
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Considering the context you did the right choice. but in other situations i will never fold AA preflop
 
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Well, given what you've explained, your fold makes perfect sense. Why take a risk if all you had to do was wait for heads to fall until the bubble burst. I would have left too
 
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I folded aces preflop in satellites close to the bubble numerous times. Why? Because I busted a few of them by playing aces in similar scenarios 🤣 So now I just fold 😅

I don't treat these folds in any special way and don't stress too much about folding aces in such circumstances. I see it this way: as I've already made it, I can actually just be in a sitout mode. But if the stacks are very small and players are stalling, it's better for me to "play" in a sitout mode, because I can waste a bit of time this way and secure my place, then just be in an actual sitout. So I still fold 100% with zero remorse, but take my time and do it with gusto 🤣
 
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Hi, I think you did a good decision because you are near to your goal. Then in this situation is nice fold.
 
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I folded aces preflop in satellites close to the bubble numerous times. Why? Because I busted a few of them by playing aces in similar scenarios 🤣 So now I just fold 😅

I don't treat these folds in any special way and don't stress too much about folding aces in such circumstances. I see it this way: as I've already made it, I can actually just be in a sitout mode. But if the stacks are very small and players are stalling, it's better for me to "play" in a sitout mode, because I can waste a bit of time this way and secure my place, then just be in an actual sitout. So I still fold 100% with zero remorse, but take my time and do it with gusto 🤣
As @Dara OKearney says; (freely paraphrased by me) "it's almost always better to fold in a satellite, and it's almost always better to call in a bounty".
 
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Considering the context is not impressive, but I did it just to be able to say that I actually did it 😅
I was 288/472, playing for 466 tickets, so it was an easy decision.
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I have folded Kings before, in some sat where it wasn't worthy the risk, close to the tickets, but never aces.

What's the toughest fold that you remember?
Well done------- it is of course 100% fold in this spot every time no reason ever to play a hand --all we do is stall like crazy in this spot
For those of you who might ask why fold it is simple math at the minimum we are 90% to win a seat Aces most often has 80% equity therefore we would do not have the right odds to call vs a typical V range so we do not bother to VPIP anything

The toughest fold in a satty I have ever made was folding AK SB leaving myself with .2bb knowing I could time bank to O see 2 hands and win a seat if someone else lost- I did they did and that was that. Hard not to just play for it


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Considering the context is not impressive, but I did it just to be able to say that I actually did it 😅
I was 288/472, playing for 466 tickets, so it was an easy decision.
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I have folded Kings before, in some sat where it wasn't worthy the risk, close to the tickets, but never aces.

What's the toughest fold that you remember?
I have folded aces pre-flop but at Omaha when we were right on the bubble. Aces are a very different proposition at that game.
 
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It is a common misconception that having been dealt Pocket Aces you are in a commanding lead and you are unbeatable, It is certainly a nice hand to start off with, but the Truth is there is no such thing, as a sure thing. Even if you hit a flop giving you 3 of a kind such as A,K,Q, You are still beaten by J/10 and the only way you can win in that situation is if you should hit the last Ace in the deck, or the board pairs up.
In some situations, even if you feel that you could possibly win with A/A, Folding to an all-in by a bigger stack, is always the best option. especially if you have smaller stacks still playing. let them go out, and even if you do fold you could gain a few places in a Tournament with other players making the same mistake on other tables.
Always remember Any 2 cards can win, and Any 2 cards can lose. That is why Doyle Brunson won 2 World Titles by calling an all-in from opponents with 10/2 in his hand. But he did have a massive chip lead over his opponents and losing those hands would not have cost him the Titles, had he lost.
I have on occasions called all-ins from other players without looking at my hand in Live games, knowing that I could not be busted out of the game if they beat me, and would still have a commanding lead over them.
In a heads up situation, you are always wanting your opponent all-in at some point and if you have the chip lead any 2 cards can beat them.
 
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Hello.
You could do it and you did it. I think this move is really not bad in this case.
 
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Wow, it's not easy to shoot aces before the flop but being so close to the prize is sometimes necessary
 
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I think that you did absolutely the right thing, because AA is not a guarantee of winning, and at the same time, you already guaranteed yourself a place in 466 prize places, so you could just click skip the hands and calmly wait for your prize.
 
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Considering the context is not impressive, but I did it just to be able to say that I actually did it 😅
I was 288/472, playing for 466 tickets, so it was an easy decision.
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I have folded Kings before, in some sat where it wasn't worthy the risk, close to the tickets, but never aces.

What's the toughest fold that you remember?

I ripped it in with KK the other day in same satellite. I probably could've folded but in the particular spot I was sure I could get it through... but rookie in SB snaps me off with A-rag, with a call that would seriously fk up his stack & put him from making it through easily to the ticket, to being in jeopardy.
After he spikes the A, I look him up to discover only 26 games played in total (a new guy)
 
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A completely ordinary and most famous example is satellites. These are tournaments in which you can win a place in a higher tournament. The first places have exactly the same value. It doesn't matter whether you are first or second. Moreover, the payout for the first three places is the same. Extra chips simply won't bring you anything. You only eliminate the risk, but do not reduce the chances of maximum winnings, because... All prizes are paid equally.
 
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You get into the prize zone, so why risk it, feel free to drop aces in this situation, if it were a different tournament, then in my opinion it would not be worth dropping two aces on the preflop
 
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With Aces you are either going to get maximum value or you are going to get busted. Although I dont think I have ever mucked aces pre flop. Given the circumstances in your situation, I think it was the correct play. There are 2 stacks to your left that can bust you, your stack is not quite on life support, so time on your side, to grind out a few more places.
 
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Учитывая контекст, это не впечатляет, но я сделал это просто для того, чтобы иметь возможность сказать, что я действительно это сделал 😅
У меня было 288/472, я играл за 466 билетов, так что это было легкое решение.
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Раньше я сбрасывал королей, в некоторых ситуациях, когда риск был не оправдан, близко к билетам, но никогда не тузов.

Какой самый сложный сгиб вы помните?
this is certainly the right decision if you are playing for tickets and you just need to be among the players who will pass and then you can throw away the aces, but to be honest, I would not be able to resist putting all the chips on the table right away to show who the father of poker is, but you should not do that because there is a chance that your aces will lose so it's better to just throw it away:)
 
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Hello brother

Maybe it was the right choice, because in a sense the only thing to win was the entry to the other tournament.

I once asked our satellite specialist Dara what the main difference was between a normal MTT and a satellite MTT, and he answered that, in satellites, it doesn't matter what you do, the only objective is to get the ticket.

So from that point of view, having a stack that covered at least 3 more turns of the table, with players at a limit and being in that position in the tournament, I think you did the right thing.

At least, I would possibly have that same situation in, for example, a Sunday million where I know I can enter an ITM and then play the rest of the tournament in peace.

In other words, with this I want to tell you that you did the right thing because the tournament died when player number 466 was eliminated and you were far ahead of them. Of course, if you had been the player in position 450 for example, you have no doubt that I would have played that hand at least.

Hug compatriot:):):)
 
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