I hate this play
I stacked someone in NLHE last night. Except I think I played the hand all wrong. I am dealt AA in the MP with some limpers and I raise it on up. I get one caller and the flop comes Jxx. He pushes and I insta-call. His JT is no goot, especially when I turn another Ace. I do not like my play here. Not because I called with the best hand but because I insta-called. I think you need to consider what might beat you. Take into account the player. I may have made the same call but I hate the speed at which I made the call. Sure the massive overbet seemed like a weak ass move with a crappy top pair but I love stacking people with Aces who do not think.
It is a difficult hand. If I am playing against someone who I KNOW can not fold Aces Drizz who I respect alot said to me: Nobody pushes a set there. I push a monster on that flop sometimes. I get paid. I laugh. It all depends on my read of the persons ability to laydown TPTK. I guess what I am hung up on is the instinctual pissing match you get into when someone shows a ton of strength against a hand you consider strong. It was an instant call and a primordial response to aggression. Not necessarily a good move. Oh well.
I did make a nice play last night by reading the hand history. I have 77 on a Q65 board. It is checked around. Another small card hits and one guy bets small. I call. The river is yet another small card. The guy pots it. I think about the hand. He does not get excited until everyone checks around the first time. Even then his bets are small. I put him on second pair: 66, and think I have him beat. I call. I am right. Oh well at least I can think sometimes.