A/A wins 82% of the time heads up (or greater than that if your opponent is holding a pocket underpair like K/K.).
With 2 callers, your win percentage falls to 59%.
Steadily falls as you have callers. 3 or more, and you are not the favorite to win the hand anymore.
I've tossed pocket aces preflop before. One time it was simply due to winning guaranteed money. $3 plus rebuys at Pokerstars. We had been playing 6 hours and were down to 38 players. 37 players got a $215 entry into the big Sunday tournament and 38th place got $75 cash. I was watching all the tables (mostly just watching the short stacks.) and picked up A/A. The first few players folded, then the big stack raised to 120K. I was sitting on 210K (4th biggest at the table). I quickly scanned the other tables and saw the biggest stack in the tournament go all in. Amazingly the guy with the 5th most chips called him
! I clicked my "more time" button and watched the showdown. Chip leader=10/10, 5th place guy=A/K suited. The 10's held up and we had eliminated #38. So I folded my A/A since I didn't need to advance any further. We all got the same thing no matter if you were 1st or 37th. Also, had I called and lost, I'd have been out in 38th since the other guy had more money than I did when the hand started.
In other words, there are times and places to lay down A/A.
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