In satellite tournaments. Do you ever fold AA preflop? I have done it once before.

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I have done it once before to the big stack. But that’s it
 
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I only folded AA pre-flop, once, ever. It was ACR's Million Dollar Sunday and it was the first hand and someone was all in.
 
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No but there were times I wish I did.
 
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If you're in a position where you can comfortably wait it out to the prize ticket, then I would just sit out. If you're borderline, then you can't fold aces.
 
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Now,why would i fold the Best hand in poker? :p That would be silly,,,,
 
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I have done it once before to the big stack. But that’s it



You shouldn't have done it. I can't even begin to understand why would anyone, ever fold AA pre-flop. And all the talks about being near the bubble, scared to lose to big stacks, I mean that talk is really really bad if you want to keep playing poker. The reasoning behind it is bad, the fold is bad..
 
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My preference of how to play it is to bet half a stack, so I avoid getting equal hands like 72, then after the flop all in
 
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not yet but it all depends on how close you are to the pay out
 
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yes i fold because top 10 paid we have 12 left i have top 6 stack why i shoud risk with tournament when i win whatever
 
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I have done it once before to the big stack. But that’s it


I have but it was only to avoid risking being thrown out of the money. Aces get cracked all the time and if you are on the edge of making or not making a profit, put off calling.
 
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I only folded AA pre-flop, once, ever. It was ACR's Million Dollar Sunday and it was the first hand and someone was all in.
How did you run this MDS? It's important!!!

Sometimes you have to fold rockets in satellites.
 
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its a 10 seat gt satellite folding aint bad but if the shorts dbl up youre gonna have to make a move to stay afloat and youre gonna be wishing for AA but hey id prolly call but its prolly mathematicallly correct to fold
 
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Personally never because even if they go all in and we are on the bubble, I'd just take the chance to guarantee myself a ticket instead of just waiting it out and potentially get too short stacked.
 
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I have never folded aa preflop, ever.
but if I do, i'll let you know
I can understand where it could be the correct thing to do in a satellite,
but I have never been in that position yet
 
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I think I may have folded 5 years ago but don't remember the reason. The only time to do that would be a hand 2 hand moment or if three or more players with big stack called all in.
 
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No I havent folded them preflop but I have post flop if its obvious they have the nuts
 
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I have folded KK and AA many times in sats where I am comfortably going to win a ticket if I just fold and wait it out, why would you risk it if you don't need to?

Everyone that is saying no matter the situation it is bad to fold it needs to reevaluate the situation.
 
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KK many times, AA maybe 2-3 times. Can be profitable. Actually VERY profitable in some situations.
 
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I can and would. It would have to be close enough to winning the seat that I already have it in the bag and the only way I loose the seat is if I play a hand like this and loose a ton or all my chips.
 
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Unfortunately it depends on the situation sometimes is better to let AA's go.​
 
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In satellites it is a most to be able to fold aces if it is say 90% chance or better that you can fold your way to survive the bubble. This is of course late in the tournament.

One of the hardest things to understand for players that is not used to satellites: it is about survival - knocking out other players is a bonus.

Read Poker satellite Strategy by Dara O'Kearney. One of the few (if not only books) on the subject.
 
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I folded AA when I played at the final table with a small stack and before me 2players put all-in.
 
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I have done it once before to the big stack. But that’s it
in a Sat on the bubble it's fine to fold it if you have a Stack that is going to make it anyways. no reason to Risk it, even with AA because if you finish with a stack of 2bb or 200bb doesn't matter.
I only folded AA pre-flop, once, ever. It was ACR's Million Dollar Sunday and it was the first hand and someone was all in.
if you fold AA preflop in the early stage of a MTT to an all-in because you are "afraid to lose", then you should quit poker!
Now,why would i fold the Best hand in poker? :p That would be silly,,,,
OP refers to satellites. there are some situations where calling with AA would be stupid.
for example: sat to Sunday Million. 10 Tickets gtd, 11 Player left. UTG shoves 20bb, UTG+1 reshoves for 21bb, button calls for 20bb; you sit in the BB with AA and 15bb;
so 3 People all-in and chances are really high that at least 1 busts. so folding AA is the best Play because we don't have to win this pot.
I folded AA when I played at the final table with a small stack and before me 2players put all-in.


I understand the idea of laddering in this spot, but on the other Hand it would be the best way to tripple up and having a Chance to win the Tournament.
AA is too strong, so you can't fold in this spot, even with 2 People all-in. I think you have at least 66% to win the Hand.
 
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