[NL2-NL10] Folding Aces?

    • lollujo
      lollujo
      Bronze
      Joined: 05.07.2010 Posts: 201
      Both of these hands were from my session earlier this evening, both with pocket aces. My question is, if and when should I be folding them?

      The first one was after I had doubled up and was waiting to leave the table. I only play AA and KK when I'm doubled up:

      Everest - $0.10 NL - Holdem - 10 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      UTG+1: $2.00
      Hero (MP): $5.04
      MP+1: $9.85
      MP+2: $1.90
      LP: $10.25
      CO: $8.63
      BTN: $2.08
      SB: $1.90
      BB: $2.00
      UTG: $12.69

      SB posts SB $0.05, BB posts BB $0.10

      Pre Flop: (pot: $0.15) Hero has A:spade: A:club:

      fold, fold, Hero raises to $0.40, fold, fold, LP calls $0.40, fold, fold, fold, fold

      Flop: ($0.95, 2 players) J:spade: 7:club: 5:spade:
      Hero bets $0.60, LP calls $0.60

      Turn: ($2.15, 2 players) 6:diamond:
      Hero bets $2.15, LP calls $2.15

      River: ($6.45, 2 players) K:club:
      Hero checks, LP bets $6.45, Hero calls $1.89 and is all-in

      Should I have called the all-in? Should I have bet the turn? Should I have pushed on the turn? Or given up the hand when he called on the flop?

      Everest - $0.10 NL - Holdem - 10 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      UTG: $10.05
      UTG+1: $7.51
      MP: $2.40
      MP+1: $11.66
      Hero (MP+2): $2.20
      LP: $2.59
      CO: $5.06
      BTN: $1.70
      SB: $9.31
      BB: $1.40

      SB posts SB $0.05, BB posts BB $0.10

      Pre Flop: (pot: $0.15) Hero has A:heart: A:club:

      fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to $0.40, fold, CO calls $0.40, fold, fold, fold

      Flop: ($0.95, 2 players) K:heart: K:club: 4:heart:
      Hero bets $0.60, CO calls $0.60

      Turn: ($2.15, 2 players) 6:diamond:
      Hero bets $1.20 and is all-in, CO calls $1.20

      River: ($4.55, 2 players) T:diamond:

      Should I have been scared of the flop? Was I right to keep on betting? Should I have given up on the turn after he called my contibet?
  • 2 replies
    • burek2000
      burek2000
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,105
      Hey lollujo,

      it's as simple as that, you don't fold aces when you play SSS, although the first hand is a bit different since you have 50 BB stack.

      1. Considering your bigger stack, I would bet a bit more on the flop, because of a little drawy board.

      On the turn, 2/3 potsize should do the trick, because then the pot will be big enough for a river shove.

      In the end, shove river for max value.

      2. Nice hand!

      Regards,
      burek2000
    • lollujo
      lollujo
      Bronze
      Joined: 05.07.2010 Posts: 201
      Thanks for the feedback. I suspected that might be the case, but when I lost 75BB in 15 minutes with AA I started to doubt myself...