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Passing AA

    • mrpeterman
      mrpeterman
      Basic
      Joined: 20.06.2018 Posts: 2
      Anyone ever pass AA? Got knocked out of the WSOP Senior tourney when someone went all in with QQ. I had AA and called, but he rivered a Q. I was a 95.45% favorite and I was out. Had I not played the hand I would have still been in the tournament. I know I played correctly but just wondered would anyone pass AA
  • 9 replies
    • VorpalF2F
      VorpalF2F
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      Joined: 02.09.2010 Posts: 11,285
      Hi mrpeterman,
      Welcome to PokerStrategy.com!

      I'm going to bet you're far more experienced than a lot of people here -- playing the WSOP at all is a long term goal for most of us, and here you've already done it.

      There are times when it is sensible to fold AA.
      For example, if the tournament pays the same amount to the top few players, you're on the bubble, and a short stack is about to hit the blinds, and there is a big stack between you and the shorty.
      You can fold your way into the money -- if you play -- even AA, the big stack can shove and then you must fold since you risk everything and gain nothing.

      I've folded AA in this spot in double-or-nothing sit and go tournaments.
      Feels weird man!

      How far off the bubble were you?

      Great to have you aboard!
      VS
    • mrpeterman
      mrpeterman
      Basic
      Joined: 20.06.2018 Posts: 2
      Originally posted by VorpalF2F
      Hi mrpeterman,
      Welcome to PokerStrategy.com!

      I'm going to bet you're far more experienced than a lot of people here -- playing the WSOP at all is a long term goal for most of us, and here you've already done it.

      There are times when it is sensible to fold AA.
      For example, if the tournament pays the same amount to the top few players, you're on the bubble, and a short stack is about to hit the blinds, and there is a big stack between you and the shorty.
      You can fold your way into the money -- if you play -- even AA, the big stack can shove and then you must fold since you risk everything and gain nothing.

      I've folded AA in this spot in double-or-nothing sit and go tournaments.
      Feels weird man!

      How far off the bubble were you?

      Great to have you aboard!
      VS
      Thanks for the reply, I doubt I would ever fold AA in my situation. Had I won that hand I would have been in position 400 in a payout of 888 players. Quite possibly my best opportunity to play for a bracelet.
    • stratorm
      stratorm
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      Joined: 26.08.2009 Posts: 1
      :f_cool: super
    • expert90
      expert90
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      Joined: 20.05.2009 Posts: 6
      Happends all the time it's just nature :f_drink:
    • SDK1987
      SDK1987
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      Joined: 12.11.2008 Posts: 39,310
      In a regurlar MTT format folding AA pre-flop isn't a smart idea, but in a satellite or DON it's sometimes profitable to fold AA if you are almost locked up a seat and you have plently of chips to fold ITM.

      Cheers,
      SDK1987
    • pokerboy198229
      pokerboy198229
      Bronze
      Joined: 20.08.2011 Posts: 1,646
      Yep only in satelites its smart to do when you have plenty of chips.
    • StrategyLofthouse
      StrategyLofthouse
      Bronze
      Joined: 20.01.2011 Posts: 48
      Hi mrpeterman
      In the situation that you describe it is always correct to call.

      btw you were less than 82% favorite.
    • OldSchoolPapa
      OldSchoolPapa
      Bronze
      Joined: 31.10.2010 Posts: 394
      I think it depends of your mindset , are you in to crush your opponents (sorry don't like the words villans ... we all become the villan of someone at some point)
      or are you in to cash and willing to take higher risks after the bubble. On a MTT i would more likely to be in to get the 1st place compared to SNGs where i would be more in to cash in.
      But again it depends on your goal for the tournament and also of your chipstack at that moment.
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