Joined: Oct '08
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 41 (M)
I dont mess with people who have bigger stacks than me with AJs especially pre flop, it's not an easy lay down but if it's for all your chips then meh, I'd rather push with 77. If you're short stacked and acted before him, it's not such a bad move as you're unlikely to see better. If you're re-raised with it you're probably behind but are priced in so have no choice especially if it's heads up, so SHIP IT If how ever you have the same(ish) size stack and he pushes pre you gotsta fold..
That's a big mistake people make in tourneys, they like to push too much pre flop with AJ/Q (not to mention QK,KJ,QJ!!) and most of the time, if you're getting called or raised it's generally by a better hand. I may call a re-raise if its not gonna cripple me but I have to hit the flop hard to continue.
Joined: Jan '09
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 32 (M)
you will never know wt card's your player have he can bluf any time even with a 2 5 of suits but you never know wt hee hits so .... depends with Aj is not that if are the same color yeah you call but not all in :|
Joined: Feb '08
Age: 61 (M)
It's very simply ... if you go all in and you win this hand it is always a good bet and if you loose this hand it is a bad bet ... all depends also if you are in start of the tournement or in finish line of the tournement ... in start people take more risks ... at least i do but in finish line i play more carefull .
Joined: Feb '09
Age: 30 (M)
Posted by mrnugger: It's very simply ... if you go all in and you win this hand it is always a good bet and if you loose this hand it is a bad bet ...
This is absolute b******t. You can win the hand with a totally wrong bet, or you can play well but be unlucky. It's not chess where everything depends on your decision and luck has nothing to do with it. It's poker and you must be ready to loose with AA to 27 just because of hard luck
AJ is definitely a good hand to go all-in if you are short-handed and there're about 10 BB in your stack or even less, no matter what your opponents do.But in any other case you really need to provide information about number of opponents, your position, your stack, etc.
Joined: Mar '08
Age: 31 (M)
I totally agree with Caesar! This is fish-thinking "If I win, I am a good player". This means, if you win a hand against a professional, you are NOT better than him, it could just be luck. Although many people say Poker hasn't too much to do with the cards you are actually holding, for a preflop allin, its 100% maths to win or lose.