This should be a happy thing when you get pocket aces, but lately I feel bad just looking at the hole cards A♢ A♥, for example.
According to what I read and everyone's advice I should bet strong with these cards. I understand the concepts: - by making your opponents fold, you increase the odds of winning of the premium cards. The problem is that, when I raise, for example, 3 times the previous call/raise, the next opponent rarely fold, contrary to that, he used to re-raise. Just one or two fold sometimes. Once everyone continues betting, I end up being forced, sooner or later, to go all-in before the flop. Almost every time I lose and get wiped out against someone who made a straight with, for instance, 4♥,6♢.
It's important to say that I don't play real cash games for the time being, just virtual money and tournaments. Maybe in cash games the history would be different? Also important is the fact that, when there are just three or four opponents against my pocket aces, I usually win.
But the only strategy that work with me in a 9-handed is to wait for at least a three of a kind on the flop (this takes time, sometimes more than 3 hours of game), but in this case every hole cards to me would be the same value, be it A♠,A♥ or 2♣,4♠.
Thus, is the correct thing to be done in a 9-handed with so much aggressiveness, even when you had pocket Aces or Kings, to fold or to test your luck anyway?
Sorry, I'm newbie and just want to learn more.