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How do you play pocket A when the flop goes KK or QQ when someone called your raise pre flop??? Cause I lose almost all the time when having AA and seeing the flop.. That is why i always go all in pre flop but then nobody calls... Smile Smile

     
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I raise AA a bit pree flop. The goal ist that on or two other players call. After the flop I would raise again, even tough there is KK or QQ on the flop. Maybe a 3/4 pot raise should do the job and normaly the other players will fold, if not you are warned to be carefull. Blink

     
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Make a normal bet on the flop, like you would do on an undangerous flop. 1/2 to 3/4 of the pot. But be prepared to let your hand go if you meet strong resistance.

     
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Posted by noynoy:
How do you play pocket A when the flop goes KK or QQ when someone called your raise pre flop??? Cause I lose almost all the time when having AA and seeing the flop.. That is why i always go all in pre flop but then nobody calls... Smile Smile

everybody raises an AA hole cards... it doesn't matter what the flop comes out... continuation bet should follow... Big Smile

     
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you just raise and see what comes, if the flop shows a pair the percentage that the other player got the card lower, just hope that or that you river your ace or on turn hopefully. dont be afraid mostly you will win. Thumbs Up

     
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The aim is to get all your chips in preflop againt just one opponent. However, that's a best case. If you can't do that, get as much as you can, if you can pot commit yourself preflop, it makes post flop decision a lot easier.

However, when playing deep stacked and you're seeing a flop with AA, just remember it's just a pair of aces, if you can keep that in your head and play the board the same as you would with a pair of aces then you should be find. Flushes and straights are the main thing to watch for. And if the board pairs KK or QQ then be careful, because remember if you're raising big preflop, then ks and Qs are right in your opponents calling range. Make a feeler bit, see where you're at. In particular watch out for flat calls, often people calling monster preflop raises and then hitting trips on the flop are gonna check call you to the river, then check/raise allin..

     
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Thanks a lot.. Now its easier to fold pocket As. Big Smile

     
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Posted by oliver082298:
Posted by noynoy:
How do you play pocket A when the flop goes KK or QQ when someone called your raise pre flop??? Cause I lose almost all the time when having AA and seeing the flop.. That is why i always go all in pre flop but then nobody calls... Smile Smile

everybody raises an AA hole cards... it doesn't matter what the flop comes out... continuation bet should follow... Big Smile


Mostly I'd c-bet any flop, with the one exception of a flushed board (ie; flop comes all one suit) and neither of my aces are of that suit.. I will possibly not c-bet there, just for pot control. Try and see the turn cheap.

     
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first step is to decide how to play before flop!is you bet low to catch someone in trap,he could get something on flop and then you are in problems!if you bet too much,people probably would fold if they dont have good pair or AK,AQ,so thats scary thing and maybe its best bigger raise preflop!

     
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Posted by dule-vu:
first step is to decide how to play before flop!is you bet low to catch someone in trap,he could get something on flop and then you are in problems!if you bet too much,people probably would fold if they dont have good pair or AK,AQ,so thats scary thing and maybe its best bigger raise preflop!


You're better off getting called by AK or AQ by far than you would be if you bet small and let in 67 - JT suited kind of hands.

You're completely dominating a had that involves an A and AK/AQ/AJ are all terrible hands for making straights against you. You've got a lot more to fear from mid range suited connectors.. And by betting big, you generally get rid of them.. There's very few circumstances that call for a trap (a tight HU match sometimes calls for this) but when there's multiple opponents min-rasiing or limping is just increasing your chances of get your AA cracked. You want to put your opponents on a range and you do this by weeding out the marginal hands by doing a large bet.

Also - consider that, if you don't bloat the pot, if your AA holds - you wont even get paid for it. If you're playing nl25 for example, and you limp to 3 callers so the pot is 75c and you hit your set, or the board is dry and your AA is looking good. How you gonna get paid? You either taken down a 75c pot or you try and make a big over bet and the ONLY hands calling you are better. If i have top pair on a 2, 6, J board for example in a 75c flop and an opponent shoves $15 into this pot, I snap-fold my J, Im not risking my stack on a J when I've only commited 25c. However, if I had AJ and had called a big raise and there was $15 in the pot already, then yes, I'd call a $15 bet, thinking my AJ looked pretty good.

If you bet big and everyone folded preflop- then so be it. It just means you had the only good hand.. Which also means, even if you saw a flop - it's either going to give your opponents (weak) a hand that crushes your aces or they're gonna fold.

Edited by jessthehuman (22 October 2010 @ 05:13 GMT)


     
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shoud raise before flop

     
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I always raise. THis way you weed out the small hands and build a large pot to win when you do get the callers.

     
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Aces of the unpredictability of winning big or losing big

     
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Depends on the table players also. If you got a bunch of loose aggressive players. If in early position I would limp in---because it is likely that some ones going to raise it up nice before the flop on such a table. Then when it gets back to you, re-raise it up over half their stack. Chances are you will end up all in, and that's where you want to be. If playing tight aggressive players then I would raise it up enough to make sure I get no more than 1 or 2 callers. Some people like to slow play high pockets. I don't. Good luck playing those AA's---not a bad situation to be in. Blink

     
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well i just raised to 350 with the blinds at 50-100 got a re-raise to push me all in so i did the guy had kings with k of clubs, flop all clubs turn blank, river q of clubs!!!!! i hate aces.

     
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