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How do you play aces: Part One

February 14th, 2012 8 comments

How are you playing aces in this tournament?

There are few things in poker that make a poker player happier than looking down at a pair of cards that have the letter “A” on them.  Pocket Aces aren’t going to be folded by anyone pre-flop.  It just doesn’t make sense.  But how you play them before the flop can determine how a hand gets played after the flop, the turn, and on the river.

I want to take a look at a hand that I played at the Los Angeles Poker Classic at the Commerce Casino yesterday where I was dealt pocket aces, and get some feedback on the way that I played them.  I’m going to present two different scenarios in two different post for the same hand, and let everyone weigh in on the best way to approach the play.  Poker is a game that has a bunch of different opinions, and I’ll explain what my line of thinking was, and why I made the plays that I made, as well as the results which are far less important.  It should be how you play the hand that matters, not the end result. Read more…

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