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Is there every a reason to fold Pocket Aces in Hold Em?

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Postby Madison » Wed Oct 05, 2005 8:22 am

bigken117 wrote:If 8 hands were played out to the river, AA would only win 12% of the time. That just gives people incentive to call with their J/4, which I've seen both online and in person too many times :-[ In the long run it's those people that lose though.


Speaking of playing live, at Winstar Casino in Oklahoma, they have a deal on Tuesdays between like 10AM and 3PM, that if your pocket aces get cracked and you call down to the river, you get $100. I know quite a few guys who play $4/$8 limit and $5/$10 limit who go up there on Tuesday specifically for that reason. Either they are going to win a big pot, or get the $100 and not lose anything on the hand. It's a pretty good deal and since your odds of picking up A/A is 1 in 220, over the course of 5 hours at 40-50 hands per hour, there are decent odds you will pick up A/A once per trip on average.
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