Joined: May '12
Age: 25 (M)
Literally two hands apart. One was my play, another was a few sits to my "left". What are your thoughts, who played them better, what we should change? The weaknesses and benefits of both plays please.
PokerStars Hand #90270512186: Tournament #653399813, $0.09+$0.01 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level VI (40/80) - 2012/12/04 23:34:20 CET [2012/12/04 17:34:20 ET] Table '653399813 6' 9-max Seat #3 is the button Seat 1: coldcase75 (3005 in chips) Seat 2: Zagan's (2250 in chips) Seat 3: T.K.Lacor (1385 in chips) Seat 4: cristian_c7 (4765 in chips) Seat 5: Leo_DaVin388 (1165 in chips) Seat 6: gradselääds (2220 in chips) Seat 7: YHNUJMIKLO67 (2780 in chips) Seat 8: fuzzinutz (1640 in chips) Seat 9: Shoosh275 (1195 in chips) cristian_c7: posts small blind 40 Leo_DaVin388: posts big blind 80 *** HOLE CARDS *** Dealt to Shoosh275 [As Ac] gradselääds: folds YHNUJMIKLO67: folds fuzzinutz: calls 80 Shoosh275: raises 80 to 160 coldcase75: folds Zagan's: calls 160 T.K.Lacor: folds cristian_c7: folds Leo_DaVin388: calls 80 fuzzinutz: calls 80 *** FLOP *** [6s 4c Kh] Leo_DaVin388: checks fuzzinutz: checks Shoosh275: bets 640 Zagan's: folds Leo_DaVin388: folds fuzzinutz: folds
Joined: Jan '11
Location: United States
Age: 52 (M)
This does happen frequently believe it or not. I've seen and had back to AA on more then one occasion, but not often. I've seen four different players get AA in back to back hands. I think that's the most I've ever seen though!
Joined: Feb '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 52 (M)
WOW... I saw someone yesterday get back to back AA and was amazed.... I was also amazed at how he won the blinds with the first and then lost his entire stack losing with the next. The probability gods must be against you in one or both hands so beware!
Joined: Apr '09
Age: 36 (M)
First hand - You did a min raise and then, after flop, you bet the pot: you just showed your game! Min raise to call players was nice, you called 3, but then everyone checked and you were last to talk, you can’t go betting the pot, it’s obvious everyone’s going to fold with that flop, as they did. You should have made another small bet, to try to increase the pot, everything was on your side, table cards were completely rainbow and off straight possibilities. Your bet was too low pre-flop, too high post-flop. Second hand - T.K.Lacor is second to talk, he is in a completely different situation. He called pre-flop (right move), he raises the bet of his opponent on the flop to make him put more chips on the table and, seeing he was all-in, he just laughed and instant called him. The flop was rainbow and low, the worst it could happen to T.K.Lacor was facing a low pair from his opponent, but he played well no matter what. T.K.Lacor let the bull ride and, in the exact moment, grabbed him by the horns and sticks a knot on his legs in less than 8 seconds: perfect!
Joined: Nov '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 59 (M)
i never try and slow play aces,mainly because it hardly ever works i mean you don't want called by two or three players do you really? so now i always put in a hefty raise to get rid of the weaker hands and then see what happens come the flop. beware of your opponent getting a straight as this happens quite a lot in my opinion.
Joined: Nov '12
Age: 48 (M)
Never ever try to slow play aces. You always raise with aces preflop in order to build the pot and eliminate weaker hands. you must always remember that the more people in the hand with you the less likely you aces will holdup to win. people suckout and crack aces all the time mate. Aces after all are just 1 pair, and we all know how easy it is to bet one pair
Also seeing people get pocket aces back to back happons more then you would think. both online and live. My personal best was a sweet little hat trick which I managed to win with all 3 times.
I always love getting big pocket pairs back to back as most people don't think that if you just had big pocket pairs that youre gonna have then again already Even when playing live people always think your just bluffing the second or third time, I love it.
Joined: Aug '12
Age: 29 (M)
like people mentioned before me.. Your hand - you were out of position and you should raised a little more like 3-4BB. You dont want to play aces against 3-4 players but agains 1-2.. because its bigger chance that someone can hit straigh, 2 pairs, flush etc... but you were lucky