well I want aa over ak anytime. and if your ganna go as far as sayin ak suited is better then i believe kq suited is better. you give yourself open ended for the straight rather then just the QJ10. but im still stickin with AA anyday.
When i have low pairs in the pocket it depends on my position and the stakes. If im in late position with few people in i willmost likely raise. Early position i may lay it down or just call. with low stakes ill call almost every time. and the opposite for high stakes
The worst thing about these ring games is the BS beats that always seem to accompany them. I can't count the amount of times someone has given me a bad beat. It is very difficult to keep my cool when this happens. But i always end up up in the long run.
id say that u played it quite well. with the strength he was playin, u had every right to believe that he had a 4. the fact of the matter is had u not had such a strong hand in the hole, his betting technique most likely would have got u out.
for me, it all really depends on position, my stack, and who im playin with. if im in late position, id most likely raise, but may hold off if im in early posistion. if im low stacked, of course ill move in. hope some of this can help