Quote Originally Posted by RyckyRych View Post
No. You were crushed preflop and you knew it. That is like saying "It would have been VERY profitable (in that hand) to go all-in with my 72,". Preflop action said you had very little equity and you knew it. I hope you didn't get too involved in all the 4 and 5-betting.

AJs can indeedbe very profitable in these spots...if you can see a cheap flop. A quick calculation shows that AJs will only win in these spots 11% of the time. This means that you will bust out 89% of the time. You really don't want to be committing too many chips into the pot pre-flop by speculating that you COULD win occasionally.

Be wary of results-based thinking. There will be times when you throw away a hand preflop that would have gone on to becoming a full house by the river. This is the nature of the game. Doesn't mean that you should see every flop with any two cards just in case.