Wednesday, February 6, 2008

AA Limp-Reraise - Should I have known better? (HA)

Here's one of the most interesting hands I've played lately...

Full Tilt Poker, NL Hold'em Tournament, 25/50 Blinds, 8 Players - Hand History Converter
UTG: 2,400
Hero (UTG+1): 1,560
MP1: 1,920
MP2: 1,335
CO: 2,090
BTN: 1,175
SB: 1,660
BB: 1,360

Pre-Flop: (75) Ac Ks dealt to Hero (UTG+1)
UTG calls 50, Hero raises to 200, 6 folds, UTG raises to 500, Hero calls 300
Flop: (1,075) Kh 6c 8d (2 Players)
UTG bets 1,900 and is All-In, Hero calls 1,060 and is All-In
Turn: (3,195) 2h (2 Players - 1 is All-In)
River: (3,195) 2s (2 Players - 1 is All-In)

Results: 3,195 Pot
UTG showed Ad Ah (two pair, Aces and Twos) and WON 3,195 (+1,635 NET)
Hero showed Ac Ks (two pair, Kings and Twos) and LOST (-1,560 NET)

Even though it was fairly early in the SNG and I didn't have much of a read on the villian, my impression of him was of being fairly solid and once he re-raised me pre-flop after limping UTG the AA alarms were going off in my head. My instincts were right, but I just don't see myself getting away from this hand on the flop... doesn't seem +EV at this level. If I was going to give it up I'd say it would've been done pre-flop, but I don't see that as a +EV move either, especially with position. Perhaps calling was bad as well, and I should've shoved or folded. Any thoughts?

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