This is a discussion on I love cracking Aces but.. within the online poker forums, in the Tournament Poker section; We all love to crack Aces since 95% of the players will never lay Aces down after the flop. However we all hate having our
Suited connectors - at least 20% chance of win against big pocket pairs. Many things can be done with that kind of hands - flush draws, straight draws, two pairs, trips. I love to play these kind of hands not only to crack big pocket pairs, but usually there are a lot of outs after the flop. Pre-flop it is a weak hand, but after that usually can became very strong and beat the strongest hand pre-flop due to the a lot of varieties the suited connectors can have.
Also, I usually love to play them when there is a big raise pre-flop knowing that these kind of person will have something big like AK, AA, KQ, JJ , and he will hold the best cards and I will be not worried about that he will have a better kicker and if we hit a top pair then, to loose with a better kicker.
When you're at the table you don't know if Villain is holding Aces or Kings, it's all about the flop and your hand at the time. Last time i cracked AA with 4To. he limps in early position, i was in the BB, everyone folded i checked. Flop came 3J4 rainbow, he bet half pot wich is 1.2bb i think, i call. Turn is a T, he bet pot size, i raise and he jam showing AA, my 4To hold. I see that Aces are cracked too often when they are limped preflop especially in the micro and medium buy-in MTTs.
10Q is a hand that has allowed me several times to crack the AA of my opponents. but it is always a surprise for me to find myself in this situation. I hope all your AAs will hold out and bring you lots of crisps. because it's never nice to lose with this hand.
my favorite hand and playing a straight and honest game without giving bad beat to others, I even feel ashamed when I give a bad 99 against QQ JJ TT KK AA and something that is not in my daily life but there are situations that we should apply esaas bads is unfortunately part of the game!
My favorite is any junk hand in the BB that hits 2-pair or better against a limper with AA who thinks he's getting tricky. It's even better when they start raging in the chatbox after doubling me up, that's the risk you take when you let me see a free flop and have no idea what I'm holding
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this thread really got me thinking and i guess i don't really care about cracking aces. if i do, it's very often some type of cooler situation. i don't feel bad about that when it happens, but i can't say the same for my opponent.
other sometimes, it might be in a situation where i go for a play, getting caught, and i hold. for example, if i have j5o in the bb with 11 bbs and there are 6 limps before me. i might jam to try and rep a big hand to scoop up the pot and get called by aces and i win. sure, i feel pretty silly when it happens but i wouldn't say i love cracking aces that way.
Yeah best is to make a large raise pre-flop.. i lost with aces the other day against someone with pocket sixes who made a set on the flop..
You know, in poker there are often moves and I personally feel about losing 66 well, it happens) But there is worse when AA limps and they are moved 72 here it is insulting and you feel that you are doing everything wrong
if it feels good when you beat AA, KK or cards of that style, but when it is the opposite it is like: this really happens to me (lol) well but at the end of everything it is part of the game, I think I do not have favorite cards but I hate JJ lol