You’ve got to keep your position in mind and the amount of chips you have,

but if anyone out there knows the answer, please let me know. There’s the argument of slow-playing it, going all in, or just calling the blind and taking it from there. My theory is to slow play it. Small raise pre-flop to get some chips out there. See who wants to play. Than hope there’s not a straight or flush draw on the flop. If there is a straight or flush draw on the flop that can mean trouble. I say go “all in” right then. If not, I say slow play it. Reel them chips in. You just gotta watch out for the straight, the flush, the two pair, and the three of a kind.

Well, my theory backfired on me last night. Within minutes of starting the tourney, I was dealt pocket aces. I slow raised and had two callers. Flop came up two 2’s and a five. I checked but then got an all-in call. So now I’m thinking this guy, whom I’ve played with a million times and is well known for his bluffing, has an A-2, or 3-4 (going for the straight), or just plainm slots out bluffing. I’ve been working all day and been playing for 5 hours and very tired so I’m just thinking “eff it,” I need to go home and need to get some sleep. I’m pretty sure he’s got either a 2 or a 5 but I call his all-in. Sure enough he flips over a 7-2 and wins with three of a kind. Who the hell calls a raise with a 7-2 preflop? That’s the first time I’ve ever lost pocket aces to a 7-2.

Oh well, it worked for him and I was outta there headed for some much needed sleep. Props to ya Keith. Good (lucky) call. Good luck all.