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Heads Up With Aaron Jones

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Feb 01, 2011


Aaron Jones is a high-stakes cash-game player with remarkable success online under the screen name “Aejones.” He also has around $300,000 in live-tournament cashes. He recently sat down with Card Player TV to discuss one of the most common excuses for playing a weak starting hand: “But it was suited!” Julio Rodriguez: One of the big justifications in poker is, “But it was suited!” Obviously, these players get ridiculed when they throw up that defense, but is there any merit to it? Aaron Jones: Well, of course there is some merit to it. You said “justifications,” which is a perfect choice of words, because as poker players get better and worse, they constantly use justifications. They heard someone say it on TV, or they read it in a magazine, or they found some equity calculation that proves this or that. So, players are constantly using justifications, and being suited is ...

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