Joined: 16 Nov 2005
Location: Florida USA
Hi my poker scholars __
If you have a pair of Aces as your pocket cards, no matter what falls on the flop, you should place a very high bet, in the hope the others will drop out before they have a chance to pick up a good hand with the turn and river.
But if two or more players call your bet -- or if one player reraises, call him and reraise by a SMALL amount.
Then, if another Ace falls on the turn, either check or place a small bet, because you want them to stay in now that you have 3 Aces and will probably win. There is one EXCEPTION: if there is a pair on the board. In that case, call or check only. But do not fold!
If nobody makes a huge bet on the river, you be the one to do it. Don't go all in, but bet enough to try to make them drop out.
If someone calls your big bet, then you have a big decision to make: Are they bluffing or were they waiting for someone to make a big bet because the river gave them 4 of a kind (If they also held a pocket pair).
Now is the time to hope you have some notes on this player to check. Notes on him that says he is a big bluffer or that he hardly ever bluffs are worth as much as the pot!
Don't forget to keep player notes! They make good decisions for you often!