AK is GREAT

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Worescred78
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Postby Worescred78 » Sun Dec 25, 2005 5:13 pm

i dont think its over rated but u need to know how to use it ...
Somen1986
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Postby Somen1986 » Sun Dec 25, 2005 8:44 pm

I've lost many times with AK. I personally think its overrated since a pair of deuces can take ya down!
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Postby Thernand2 » Sun Jul 23, 2006 12:59 am

AK suited is 3rd hand in poker.. many proffesionals says that for them AKsuited is better hand than QQ.. but never GO ALL IN preflop with AK..
you're underdog VS any pocket pair... (22 for example)

with AK you want to be against only one player,  so you must big raise preflop.. go allin only when you're in HEADS-up, or if you're short stacked, throw it in multi way pot! i would call with decent stack when i read that he is at AQ or AJ .. (you're big favourite there).. that's my tactic of AK ..

very powerful hand
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AK is GREAT

Postby Untle1991 » Sat Jul 29, 2006 6:39 pm

wow... if you don't know how to play AK... then you're really in trouble.

AK you should have a huge positive return with... otherwise you are playing totally wrong... you need to have positive return with as many starting hands as possible... you're in trouble if you can't play AK.
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Postby Anky1987 » Sat Jul 29, 2006 6:52 pm

it is a monster hand but you also must know how to play it... and it doesn't mean it's unbeatable.. i play it all ways but usually it's with raise preflop
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Postby Gagoem » Fri Aug 04, 2006 7:29 pm

pawppy wrote:it is a monster hand but you also must know how to play it... and it doesn't mean it's unbeatable.. i play it all ways but usually it's with raise preflop


It's definitely a hand you want to raise with pre-flop, regardless of your position at the table.  I also agree that's it's a very beatable hand, but you have a high EV with it if you hit an A or K on the flop.

I've even read an article (from some pro at CardPlayer) that said you should go all-in pre-flop every time you have A K.  The reason they said this is because you want to see all 5 community cards (to catch an A or K) plus you have a hand with great showdown value if you miss the board completely.  In other words, if you miss the flop completely, and so does your opponent (if they had A Q for example), you'll most likely win with A K.
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Postby Sais1979 » Sat Sep 02, 2006 6:47 pm

What people often get blinded with, is its false strength.  It represent top pair opportunity, high card, and nut straight draw.  However, it IS a drawing hand, and that's it.  When your back is against the wall, and you are short stacked, it makes sense to go all-in with AK.  However, putting your tourney life on the line for anything more than a draw simply makes no sense. LOL
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Postby Courpastruce » Sat Sep 02, 2006 9:08 pm

just had AK in a game at titan first hand and of course someone went all in so i called they had the hand with Q's i hit 2 pair but with my luck they hit the set so the better starting hand won for a change. even though it was a race.
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ak

Postby Primses » Sat Sep 02, 2006 9:12 pm

ak is a monster hand of coarse! id rather start with that most other hands. anyone who says different shouldnt be playing poker.......
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Postby Suffaid94 » Sat Sep 02, 2006 9:58 pm

I think that the flop is the most important 'cause it can change your strategy more than your own hand
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Postby Bours1966 » Sat Oct 28, 2006 5:24 pm

AK I don't really think is overrated, you just have to play it right, you can't expect to call an all-in and win with it all the time.  Its a hand that has to be played well after the flop in order for it to come out a winner.
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Postby Mitimen » Sat Oct 28, 2006 6:27 pm

AK I don't really think is overrated, you just have to play it right, you can't expect to call an all-in and win with it all the time.  Its a hand that has to be played well after the flop in order for it to come out a winner.

really?
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Postby Reak1974 » Sat Nov 04, 2006 1:20 am

I think people watch too much TV. Don,t forget there playing at a six player table. !! And they can bet so much to make Ace-King a stronger hand. But miss the flop and you have ace high !!  :roll:
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Postby Hakind » Sat Nov 11, 2006 7:14 pm

i definitely think AK is overrated. I cant count how many times gone all-in with it and have someone dominated but still lose. but i guess thats poker
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Postby Arler1984 » Sat Nov 11, 2006 7:17 pm

AK can get you into a lot of trouble.  The only thing it is good for is when your opponent is holdig AQ, AJ, or A10.  People tend to play those hands alot as well, but people with AK play it like it is the best hand in the world, when it is so far from it.

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