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.