Event #30: $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold’em Championship

Folding Aces Preflop? Only At the Seniors Event

• Nivel 6: 100-200, 25 ante

We overheard a few players discussing an extremely interesting hand that occurred earlier in Day 1 action. Apparently, one player was holding {A-Spades}{A-Clubs} and faced a raise, a reraise and a four-bet shove in front of him. Normally this is the type of situation that poker players only dream about, but for this particular competitor in the Seniors Event, something just didn't feel right.

According to the dealer involved, the player showed her his pocket rockets before throwing them into the muck. His remaining opponents showed {A-Hearts}{A-Diamonds} and {K-}{K-} between them and after a king-high flop, the other man holding the best starting hand in hold'em hit the rail with bad beat story to take home.

The player responsible for making the mother of all laydowns later told the dealer that "he knew he was up against aces and kings," so in his estimation "he had no outs" if a king hit, and was merely playing for a chop if has hand held up. While folding pocket aces before the flop may redefine the term "unconventional play," the move worked out for this brave soul and he loved to fight another day.