This is a discussion on Slowplaying Aces within the online poker forums, in the Tournament Poker section; The question is it blunder to call preflop raise with Aces if the pot is already 1/3 of your stack? Its against 1 villain in
I don't know if it's a blunder necessarily, might depend on the specifics for me. If villain raised, he's probably calling your jam with most of his raising hands...so getting it in preflop is better than letting him potentially airball on the flop and get away from his hand. If you happen to be a short stack and all fold, and you are the small blind...I could understand calling to induce a shove with some Kx or Qx that might not call a preflop jam, even with good pot odds.
From my own experence i could tell you that, slow play aces is very risky, i was in late game of my tournament and i decide to slow play aces being utg. big blind just checked everyones fold. Floop 812 okey i think he might hae 8 or 10 i raise he calls another 8 hmm still thinking he have 10 i raise he calls 10 on the river. he had Q and 10
I think it's a good way to hide you carry AA, if against a single villain, and has already made a strong raise.
It depends on which level you play, if you play at micro limits, it is not a good idea to slowplay with AA.
The question is it blunder to call preflop raise with Aces if the pot is already 1/3 of your stack? Its against 1 villain in early 45 man SnG tournament.
Something lead me to think that slowplaying aces is bad when you could win 1/3 of your stack if villain just folds. Can somebody clarify this?
hi hi Voxler
lately seems if i get AA i either win a small pot or lose a giant one hahaha
i agree that slowplay is a dangerous thing.. and as my friends tell me "Krista it is just ONE PAIR"
i won't usually slowplay a premium pair
Aces are optimally played all in pre....they lose callability post flop unless you are beat and equity only gets worse usually. Also 1/3 pot take down with the option of getting called and playing aces correctly is the right move. Induce 3 bets 4 bet all in get it in PRE with aces....I slow play QQ as over pair trap also kings but realistically aces need to be gotten all in pre.
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The only time im slowplaying aces is if I know my opponents skill/range/playing style. If I know they are extremely tight and they are raising preflop , Their range is very limited so if I just call and the flop hits less than face I know Im extremely good. Even then though I still will tend to avoid just straight smooth calling for the shock value of getting wrecked