Something about the power of the ace mesmerises beginner players. It does not matter whether they are in or out of position, or even what the kicker is. New players always peel back those cards, see the first letter of the alphabet, and go for gold.
This is the mistake that most beginner players make and land up having to fold every weak ace, especially when it is out of position. If you flop an ace and your opponent does not, then you are not going to have good results as your opponent will have you beaten.
Even if you do have the best hand, you are not going to have much fun unless your opponent is weak. This means weak aces present you with a scenario where you get relatively little reward when you have the best hand and can get stacked when you do not.
This theory of ending up in a hand with an ace stronger than yours is called ‘domination’ in the poker news, and it is not a position you want to be in as the end result is often disastrous.
Let’s imagine that you are playing in a Omaha Poker tournament and you decide to call a raise with ace-seven off-suit. The flop comes A94 rainbow. Now, apart from seeing a flop with plenty of sevens on board that is a pretty good flop for your hand.
In fact, you can go one step further and say that you are hoping to hit a flop like this with your hand. So, what do you do when your opponent leads?
You see how difficult your situation becomes when playing with a weak ace? If you call, you will find yourself stuck in a situation where you feel compelled to call on later streets, and raising just gets the worse hands to fold and the better hands to make your life hell.