AK is a great hand...preflop. What too many players forget is, it's a drawing hand...nothing more. I am amazed (and sometimes thrilled, if I'm in the pot) at how many players will ride AK to the bitter end, in spite of missing the flop, turn, AND river. Some people just can't lay them down. They're only good if you catch something. You have to play AK knowing that you just might have to walk away from it.