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  • AA v KK

    This happens often to me. Would you go all in? In this situation the game is early on so I don't know how the player plays. I figure I could get lucky and him having a QQ or AK but it was in the back of my mind that AA was there.

  • #2
    Hi BlackHolden4!

    Unless this is a satellite bubble or a league game, I'm basically going broke here every single time. It's a standard cooler and unfortunately happens.

    John (JWK24)

    Here's an example that I pulled out of PT4 from one I played last night...

    Seat 1: jeath9015 (18,135)
    Seat 2: rago1954 (8,763)
    Seat 3: johnny hustle (3,775)
    Seat 4: baw1 (1,520)
    Seat 5: JWK24 (10,636)
    Seat 8: squ1d3OO (8,949)
    Button is seat 5
    squ1d3OO: antes 50
    jeath9015: antes 50
    rago1954: antes 50
    johnny hustle: antes 50
    baw1: antes 50
    JWK24: antes 50
    squ1d3OO: posts small blind 200
    jeath9015: posts big blind 400
    *** HOLE CARDS ***
    JWK24: dealt [Kc Kh]
    rago1954: folds
    johnny hustle: folds
    baw1: folds
    JWK24: raises 1,000
    squ1d3OO: raises all-in 8,699
    jeath9015: folds
    JWK24: calls 7,899
    *** FLOP *** [Jd 5s 8h]
    *** TURN *** [Jd 5s 8h] [Ac]
    *** RIVER *** [Jd 5s 8h] [Ac] [Jh]
    *** SUMMARY ***
    Pot: 18,498 | Rake: 0 |
    Board: [Jd 5s 8h Ac Jh]
    Seat 1: jeath9015 lost -450
    Seat 2: rago1954 lost -50
    Seat 3: johnny hustle lost -50
    Seat 4: baw1 lost -50
    Seat 5: JWK24 lost -8,949 [Kc Kh]
    Seat 8: squ1d3OO won 18,498 (+9,549) [As Ad]

    6 Time Bracelet Winner


    • #3
      That is unlucky JK!
      I hope we get better luck next time


      • #4
        Yeah this sucks, but you played it fine.


        • #5
          happened to me quite a few times!!

          This is so unlucky!!


          • #6
            It's a mistake to NOT get it in here, sometimes you run into the cooler.

            Bracelet Winner


            • #7
              Some people would argue that early on KK vs AA isnt worth it, even AA vs anything isnt worth it since your ICM value to doubling up is poor.

              I think there are arguments for both sides of this, but in either regard, making the play is aggresive, its playing a good hand strong and you are going to make more strides in the long-term by playing that way than automatically assuming AA in that spot and folding like a house of cards


              • #8
                It sucks, but what can you do? Can not be afraid of aces when you get kings. If i remember correct you will only see someone with aces on a full table about 1 time out of 25 times. Just go for it. And when it happends you still have about 20% change of winning the hand.



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