There are many nicknames for pocket aces in a game, but the most common is “pocket rockets.” If you’re a player that multi-tables and waits for these scenarios, you’re playing pocket rocket poker.
This term comes from the idea that a pair of aces is like having two rocket launchers in your hand. Other nicknames include “aces up,” “American Airlines,” and “bullets.”
are pocket rockets in poker?
Pocket rocket poker strategy
Pocket rockets are
In fact, many players will 3-bet or 4-bet when they have
Once the flop comes, you should continue playing aggressively
This means raising and re-raising pre-flop and post-flop
Let’s take a look at an example of playing
Let’s say you’re holding an Ace of hearts and an Ace of spades on the button with some other
Your goal here is to build the pot since you know you have the best hand.
Post flop things can change. You’re wanting a spread out, rainbow board to continue pounding away. If it’s a Ten high board, this could spell trouble if your opponent is holding something like Jacks or better and will allow you to continue pounding the pot with bets.
But if the flop pairs, or there’s a flush or straight draw you should look to slow down. Just because you started with the best hand, doesn’t mean you will end with the best hand.