What to do with pocket aces?

    • hahahihi
      hahahihi
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      Joined: 29.07.2009 Posts: 17
      can somebody explain to me what to do with pocket aces?
      when i raise, everybody folds and i feel stupid when i collect blinds with AA.
      and when i just call, somebody always gets something on flop and beat me...

      i need explanation on what to do, about what positions, game phases are good to raise with AA, and when to just call or whatever to maximize my profit
  • 7 replies
    • noclaninator
      noclaninator
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      Joined: 01.12.2008 Posts: 312
      AA and KK the answer is simple. Raise and reraise preflop. No amount of preflop action is too much for these hands and you want to get as much in the pot as possible.

      There will be two or three donkeys at your table who decide that they just cannot let go of their beautiful J8 suited preflop even against a reraise. Of course, sometimes they will flop a straight or trips, two pair or something on you, but much more likely is that they flop a second pair and won't let go either. Don't fret if you lose a buyin to these guys. As long as you play the hand correctly he won't be beating you in the long run. Anything can happen in one hand though. Be prepared for the worst (sorry to be so pessimistic but that is poker for you)

      Good luck to you.
    • THeGaME23
      THeGaME23
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      Joined: 12.10.2009 Posts: 398
      Like the guy above said, always raise. If you try to get fancy and just call you're letting everyone with garbage hands come in and hit 2 pair or a draw. Just raise and go all in if someone raises you.
    • nathanrenard
      nathanrenard
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      Joined: 09.02.2009 Posts: 816
      You should read Doyle Brunson Super System. He as a chapter only for that.
    • jonnyquest
      jonnyquest
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      Joined: 21.09.2009 Posts: 285
      Originally posted by nathanrenard
      You should read Doyle Brunson Super System. He as a chapter only for that.
      Be careful what advice you get from books and other sources. Super System is one of the best poker books out there. with that said, it was not written for online play especially microstakes. If your at a casino playing $5/$10 NL against opponants who can fold and recognize moves it may be worth it to mix up your play. However, online it's going to be easy to get action. at microstakes your problem will be getting bad beat cause 6 donkeys call your all-in. Just be patient and aggressive.

      Good Luck
    • theboydave
      theboydave
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      Joined: 18.07.2009 Posts: 20
      jonny quest you hit the nail on the head with aces at micro limits raises and reraises get little respect on them and some hand like 7 king off suit seems to win the 6 way all in preflop pot its just one of them things that makes you think why me lol.
    • Justin37
      Justin37
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      Joined: 25.07.2009 Posts: 445
      I've only 71% of winning with AA cards.

      AA cracked by KK twice this week
      AA cracked by QQ once
      AA losing to 33 TWICE last week, all in preflop $0.25 tournament!
      AA cracked to J2 once this week!!! All in preflop lollololol
      AA win over others 3 times

      *Having QQ/JJ and Losing to AA, he flat called on blinds, twice in 2 months!

      SO?, there is no correct way how to play AA in minor stake, its only improve your winning %.
    • advola
      advola
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      Joined: 24.06.2009 Posts: 361
      i hate all the smart ases limpin in with AA or KK
      then someone raise and they go all in
      thats wrong by:
      1. thats obvious as hell
      2. this "move" get you a call to the 3bet with: AK and JJ+ that would have
      call 3bet you if you didnt make that stupid move aswell...
      3. if there are limpers after you and the blinds call you will get in a
      big problem cuze i dont know aloat that will fold AA to a flop with KJT

      and how can i allmost forget the AA limpers that lose and write "rigged" "unreal"


      if you feel takin the blinds only with AA so maiby you raise to much?
      raise your normal raise with the AA and 3bet your normal 3bet with them
      dont open raise let say in blinds 30/60 to 300 and then cry about no callers

      POSTFLOP:

      after the flop raise 2/3 the pot or even more if you feel its needed
      or just your normal raise

      if you hit AAA and the flop is A-5-9 Rainbow you can maiby check it
      but i would have cbet to not be obvious 1/3 pot.

      good luck hope it help.

      here a hand from today from me for conclotion when my trip aces got cracked and i saved some in checking river
      i was wrong with the bet in the turn to small - but i think he would have call an all in to:


      Full Tilt Poker Game #15332616757: $24 + $2 Sit & Go (112424409), Table 3 - 15/30 - No Limit Hold'em - 10:44:06 ET - 2009/10/14
      Seat 1: amercenary (1,380)
      Seat 2: joto4 (1,455)
      Seat 4: R1100S (2,370)
      Seat 5: G1XeR (2,145)
      Seat 6: nicestnuts (1,500)
      Seat 7: sabine87 (1,500)
      Seat 8: advola1 (1,500)
      Seat 9: StrokeSearch (4,530)
      G1XeR posts the small blind of 15
      nicestnuts posts the big blind of 30
      The button is in seat #4
      *** HOLE CARDS ***
      Dealt to advola1 [Ac Ah]
      sabine87 folds
      amercenary has been disconnected
      amercenary has reconnected
      advola1 raises to 90
      StrokeSearch folds
      amercenary folds
      joto4 folds
      R1100S folds
      G1XeR calls 75
      nicestnuts calls 60
      *** FLOP *** [Js 6d 3d]
      G1XeR checks
      nicestnuts checks
      advola1 bets 270
      G1XeR folds
      nicestnuts calls 270
      *** TURN *** [Js 6d 3d] [As]
      amercenary has been disconnected
      nicestnuts checks
      advola1 bets 270
      nicestnuts calls 270
      *** RIVER *** [Js 6d 3d As] [Qd]
      nicestnuts checks
      advola1 checks
      *** SHOW DOWN ***
      advola1 shows [Ac Ah] three of a kind, Aces
      nicestnuts shows [7d 2d] a flush, Queen high
      nicestnuts wins the pot (1,350) with a flush, Queen high
      *** SUMMARY ***
      Total pot 1,350 | Rake 0
      Board: [Js 6d 3d As Qd]
      Seat 1: amercenary didn't bet (folded)
      Seat 2: joto4 didn't bet (folded)
      Seat 4: R1100S (button) didn't bet (folded)
      Seat 5: G1XeR (small blind) folded on the Flop
      Seat 6: nicestnuts (big blind) showed [7d 2d] and won (1,350) with a flush, Queen high
      Seat 7: sabine87 didn't bet (folded)
      Seat 8: advola1 showed [Ac Ah] and lost with three of a kind, Aces
      Seat 9: StrokeSearch didn't bet (folded)