[NL2-NL10] NL10 FR - Playing AA after doubling up

    • TheBu11d0g
      TheBu11d0g
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      I had just doubled up to $4 on one of my tables and was waiting for the blinds to find me before leaving the table as i had already paid the SB and BB before doubling through as per the articles and i got the cards detailed below.

      The question is (a) was the hand played correctly according to SSS as this was only mt 2nd session so far and still getting used to it and (b) would you have played this hand after already doubling through.

      Regards,

      Steve



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      HAND #1
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      Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 NL Hold'em Cash Game, 9 Players
      Hand History Converter by Stoxpoker

      SB: $6.55 (65.5 bb)
      BB: $10 (100 bb)
      UTG: $10.35 (103.5 bb)
      UTG+1: $5.20 (52 bb)
      MP1: $5.90 (59 bb)
      MP2: $11.45 (114.5 bb)
      MP3: $2.55 (25.5 bb)
      CO: $18.20 (182 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $4 (40 bb)

      Pre-Flop: Hero is BTN with A:spade: A:heart:
      UTG folds, UTG+1 raises to $0.30, 3 folds, CO calls $0.30, Hero raises to $1.20, 2 folds, UTG+1 raises to $5.20 and is all-in, CO folds, Hero calls $2.80 and is all-in

      Flop: ($8.45) K:diamond: J:spade: K:club: (2 players, 2 are all-in)
      Turn: ($8.45) 9:heart: (2 players, 2 are all-in)
      River: ($8.45) 9:club: (2 players, 2 are all-in)

      Results: $8.45 pot ($0.40 rake)
      UTG+1 showed Q:spade: Q:heart: (two pairs, Kings and Queens) and lost (-$4 net)
      Hero showed A:spade: A:heart: (two pairs, Aces and Kings) and won $8.05 ($4.05 net)
  • 7 replies
    • Semesa
      Semesa
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      yes, you want to be getting as much money in the pot as soon as possible in ANY strategy when you have aces.


      well played
    • rowzee
      rowzee
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      I suppose the same applies for KK as well?
    • TheBu11d0g
      TheBu11d0g
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      @ semesa - Thank you for your appraisal of the hand. Its much appreciated.

      @ rowzee - What would apply to KK as well. Do you mean getting your money in as soon as possible?
    • rowzee
      rowzee
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      Yes, it seem intuitive that one should get in as much money as possible preflop with the top 2 hands, I just wanted a justification from an experienced player.

      Regarding SSS play after doubling up or increasing stack to 25bb and more, are there any articles/threads available for reading concerning the play with other hands in this situation? I find myself at a loss waiting for the blinds to come when I receive AKo, for example, with 30-50bb stack.
    • TheBu11d0g
      TheBu11d0g
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      @ rowzee - What i usually do whilst waiting for the blinds to come around once i've got 25BB+ is to only play AA's or KK's.

      As for any articles/threads concerning the hands to play whilst waiting for the blinds to come around, i've not seen any. Maybe you can attend one of Leo's coachings on a Sunday and ask the great man himself. If i remember rightly from a previous session of Leo's, he advocates playing just AA's or KK's as well.

      Another alternative is to just leave the table concerned once you've hit the 25BB+ is you are finding yourself at a loss.
    • 098799
      098799
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      Joined: 23.07.2007 Posts: 1,245
      Aces are always worth playing*, I play most of the hands even after doubling up.

      Your raise preflop should've been 4x because you got one caller before you. Of course call his push. Nice hand.


      * - yes, I know there are cases in which you shouldn't but you WON'T face them EVER ;) .
    • TheBu11d0g
      TheBu11d0g
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      Thank you everyone for the input and analysis.

      Its very much appreciated.

      Regards,

      Steve