After losing a few too many late-stage tournaments with AA, whether to KK making a set on the flop, or to my opponent’s pair on the flop making two pair on the turn, or to insane miracle flushes on the river, I have to say I’m warming up to this starting hand once again after the following:
PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $0.10 BB (9 handed) UTG+1 ($10.15) MP1 ($4.25) Sowbug ($9.65) MP3 ($8.50) CO ($10.10) Button ($3.85) SB ($8.65) BB ($3.35) UTG ($23.60) Preflop: Sowbug is MP2 with Ah, Ad. 1 fold, UTG+1 raises to $0.30, 1 fold, Sowbug raises to $0.60, 5 folds, UTG+1 calls $0.30. Flop: ($1.35) Jh, As, Qd (2 players) UTG+1 checks, Sowbug checks. Turn: ($1.35) Qs (2 players) UTG+1 bets $0.75, Sowbug calls $0.75. River: ($2.85) 2h (2 players) UTG+1 bets $1, Sowbug raises to $3, UTG+1 raises to $8.80, Sowbug calls $5.30 (All-In). Final Pot: $19.95 Results below: UTG+1 has Qc Ac (full house, queens full of aces). Sowbug has Ah Ad (full house, aces full of queens). Outcome: Sowbug wins $19.45. UTG+1 wins $0.50.