View Full Version : How do you play AA & KK early....(lvl 1 & 2)

07-24-2005, 02:46 PM
i'm sure this has been talked about alot, or maybe i'm just pissed cause of my down swing latly. Alot of my loses are comming from the big 3 early in the game AA, KK, AK.

i raise i get at least 5 callers i go all in i get two plus callers and they call with [censored]. this is one of my major leaks AK, & KK i can get away from unless i trap myself.
cause early i know if an Ace flops some ones playing A5o.

WHat should my main goal be i will not limp them cause thats giving away to much to really [censored] hand.


07-24-2005, 02:49 PM
What limit are you playing at, how much are you rasing, what position, and limping is suicidal at those blind levels. (Helps if you read FAQ before posting about hands)

07-24-2005, 02:58 PM
SRY...this is the 11 SnG's

just about any postion i have read the FAQ(many times), sometimes you just need to rehear it /images/graemlins/smile.gif

07-24-2005, 03:01 PM
This post would be helpful in your situation...
this one (http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/showthreaded.php?Cat=&Board=singletable&Number=191 8735&Forum=,,,,,,,,All_Forums,,,,,,,,&Words=&Searc hpage=5&Limit=25&Main=1918735&Search=true&where=&N ame=30065&daterange=&newerval=&newertype=&olderval =&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post1918735)

07-24-2005, 03:09 PM
THXS...this post is a huge help i've read it about a million times its printed out and hanging next to my computer:)

maybe i'm just pissed from the amount of bad beats i been having these last couple of weeks guess i'll just keep reading and playing /images/graemlins/smile.gif

this site has made me 100% better but there is always learning to be done.

07-24-2005, 03:35 PM
AA-KK lvl 1-2?

Raise huge.

07-24-2005, 03:41 PM
At the 11's and its early there is a pretty good chance that if you push you'll be called by crap.

07-24-2005, 03:57 PM
not exactly sure what huge is.
Yesterday some1 in lvl 1 ($22 sng) raised to 425 (there was one limper). I have jj and am thinking, 425, wtf. I had 1300 chips so i decided to push as i put him on a small PP. He had AA, board was all <8 so i dbl him up. While I wouldnt suggest making that big of a raise, I normally make it a 100 raise at the first 2 levels which is quite big at ~7bb's.

07-24-2005, 04:00 PM
How do you play AA & KK early....(lvl 1 & 2)

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fast, very very fast

lvl 1 95-125 to go PF...if its already been opened for a raise, as close to all in as you think they'll call...min 250, often 350+

bet minimum of the pot on the flop if HU, frequently more than pot, and if flop looks like it may have made a stong 2nd best (ex: Kxx w/ AA or Jxx w. KK) i'll just push and hope to get a caller...i've been called by ace hi more times than i can count

07-24-2005, 04:08 PM
What if it's folded to you on the button, or you only get 1 limper? A raise will likely kill all your action, but is that the best line anyway?

07-24-2005, 04:57 PM
Raise anyway.

07-24-2005, 07:56 PM
thxs guys..i'll give it a run and see if it helps