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AK (Article V) - Preflop

Postby Hity1972 » Sat Apr 01, 2006 9:13 pm

Just a general question for everyone.  How do you play AK preflop in regards to these types of games.  Loose and Tight.


[Original title: AK Preflop. The subject was changed so the article could be included in the Strategy Archive. - Note by danadolf]
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Postby Thervice70 » Sat Apr 01, 2006 11:17 pm

I dont mind going all in with good cards but i generally try not too and slow play it
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big slick

Postby Propediet » Sat Apr 01, 2006 11:50 pm

online i always try and bet big preflop with big slick so i dont get beat by a crap hand
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Postby Sonform1975 » Sun Apr 02, 2006 2:00 am

with AK i call every hand. Its a hand that you have many chances to have a good hand.
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Postby Shateriere » Sun Apr 02, 2006 9:03 am

AK gets cracked all the time, it sucks. so, you need to raise prefloop with it, get any questionable handsout. if u do this you'll have much more luck and won't get burned as much.
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Postby Therinceple » Sun Apr 02, 2006 9:06 am

At a tight table it's a good for a raise.  Three or four time the BB in the middle stages of a tournament.  In the late stages of a tournament, raise enough to steal the blinds and limpers.

At a loose game, ie freeroll,  limp in or all-in.
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Postby Buffecaper69 » Sun Apr 16, 2006 7:26 pm

preflop AK in freerolls.....I usually limp in because 80 percent of the time someone else is going to raise for you....when they do...then I hit the lovely all in button and pray it's not one of the ap specials ak vs aa.
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Postby Theinglee1968 » Sun Apr 16, 2006 7:32 pm

i recommend rasing 3x the big blind with ace king
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Re: ak

Postby Thase1966 » Sat May 06, 2006 6:47 pm

7thkid wrote:i recommend rasing 3x the big blind with ace king

yes i agree.....3 times the big blind is about the right amount preflop....that way you can judge the strength of the others at the table with commiting your entire stack and running into a mid or high pp....a lot of ppl have this problem in freerolls puttin thier entire stacks at risk with painted cards.....when in reality itll only win maybe 50 percent of the time!!!
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Postby Withing » Sat May 06, 2006 7:48 pm

Big slick you gotta raise preflop unless a good raise has already been made. Watch out in freerolls though. All too often you find players that will call anything, and most bad beats happen when you're playing against bad players. raise but avoid going all in untill you see some more cards.
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Postby Coraven » Sat May 06, 2006 8:27 pm

Ak preflop...just raise, never all-in..
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Postby Blipt1984 » Sat May 06, 2006 8:34 pm

I think alot of people over play big slick..  especially when it comes to getting reraised..  alot of times when playing big slick you can be playing against pockets and hit nothing..  i've seen it happen sooo many times just today on pokerstars... but that is pokerstars were talking bout. ... riverstars at its best.
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Postby Ouseetteled » Fri May 12, 2006 8:43 am

Ak should only be a raise pre-flop.  But enough of a raise to isolate to one or two players.  All in with AK is not a smart move; it's not even a pair yet pre-flop.
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Postby Hertake » Tue May 16, 2006 12:52 am

AK is a very good hand you all know ,you have to be very carefull on the preflop. You have to be patient even with that kind of hand!!! :wink:
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Postby Fortand » Thu May 18, 2006 10:14 am

AK are good cards but not for all in pre flop if you are playing agains tight player

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