Playing AA

By James 'SplitSuit' Sweeney


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"How to play AA" video info.


  • Type: Concept
  • Stakes: -
  • Game: Full Ring
  • Tables: -
  • Length: 00:45:24
  • Added: 21 April 2011

AA video overview.

In this concept video, SplitSuit focuses on creating the definitive guide on how to play pocket aces in no limit Texas Hold'em, with a slight weight on playing AA in FR cash games (although 90% of the strategy will apply to any variant of NLHE).

This video also contains a classroom section on using SPR in poker. This SPR tutorial covers stuff like; what SPR is, the effects of different SPRs, and how you should play with different SPRs. There are also two quick examples of SPR in 3bet and 4bet pots.

Other concepts touched upon in this AA strategy video include:

About SplitSuit.

James "SplitSuit" Sweeney is author of Dynamic Full Ring Poker: Beyond The Basics. He also coaches at his personal website He uses the alias *Split* at the 2+2 forums, which is where you can find his famous contributions to the COTW thread.

Table of contents.

  1. (0:00) Intro
  2. (2:19) Preflop
    1. (2:19) Opening
      1. (2:19) Raising vs. limping
      2. (4:55) Raise sizing
    2. (6:26) SPR
      1. (9:08) 3bet/4bet SPR examples
        1. (9:37) 3bet sizing
        2. (15:27) 4bet sizing
  3. (19:19) Postflop
    1. (19:19) Example 1 - Playing AA in position against a fish
    2. (23:51) Example 2 - Playing AA out of position against a TAG
    3. (27:19) Example 3 - Getting check-raised on the flop with AA
    4. (31:09) Example 4 - Playing AA in position in a 3bet pot (we 3bet)
  4. (36:42) Tricky Plays/Fun Stuff
    1. (36:42) Example 1 - Back Raising
    2. (41:08) Example 2 - Small SPR Play

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