[NL2-NL10] AA preflop play

    • aciddrop
      aciddrop
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      Joined: 08.10.2006 Posts: 1,519
      OK. We always raise our Aces preflop. What about when the situation below occurs? A raise from early, a minreraise from late, and by reraising the correct amount here, I pretty much announce my AA and dare someone to call me a liar. I pick up 10.5 BB blinds without playing, so this isn't a bad thing, but generally I would like to play against one here. Is there another line to take here, or on this limit, just play it straight?

      Titan No-Limit Hold'em, $1.00/$2.00BB (Titan HH Converter by Kreatief)

      MP1 ($194.35)
      MP2 ($200.15)
      MP3 ($131.00)
      CO ($139.65)
      Button ($88.55)
      SB ($198.00) (Hero)
      BB ($86.40)
      UTG+1 ($243.00)
      UTG+2 ($208.00)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with A:club: , A:diamond:
      UTG+1 raises to $6.00, 4 folds, CO raises to $12.00, 1 folds, Hero raises to $40.00, 3 folds

      Final Pot: $61.00
  • 3 replies
    • Sebra
      Sebra
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      Joined: 01.08.2006 Posts: 1,121
      I push allin over the raise and reraise =) But I also don't play fullring and do this with much less hands than AA ^^

      I think your thought process is good and especially because the raise was from UTG you can make a case here for just calling. Try it next time and post results :)
    • mashmash
      mashmash
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      Joined: 30.08.2007 Posts: 29
      Calling or raising here will both show +EV. The most important thing is to make sure you dont raise an amount that gives anyone else odds to beat your AA, right?. Usually the best play in this spot is to re raise big or shove. I think you made the best play in this spot, you usually do want one caller, hopefully it is UTG with QQ.
    • Peter87
      Peter87
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      Joined: 05.04.2006 Posts: 13,565
      I like your play + raisesize. nh!