A-K, don't overplay . . .

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Orneved
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A K

Postby Orneved » Fri Oct 14, 2005 5:11 am

scoop723 wrote:what about A K?   all in"

this hand is never a guarantee all in to win,   its all in what flops,  turns and rivers,  i ahve done it and lost to 4 5 offsuit or other "rags" time and again.

eric
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Postby Pred1984 » Sat Oct 22, 2005 2:50 am

As it is for many if not all hands, how to play AK is a matter of evaluating a number of situational variables.  Some - but certainly not all - are what has happened before your turn, your relative stack, the opponents and their play styles, table position, and stage of the tourney (assuming you're in one).  When you consider these and other factors, you'll come up with different answers in different circumstances.  Not different every single time, but far more varied than just going all-in.
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Postby Orneved » Sat Oct 22, 2005 5:06 am

[quote="Arjonius"]As it is for many if not all hands, how to play AK is a matter of evaluating a number of situational variables.  Some - but certainly not all - are what has happened before your turn, your relative stack, the opponents and their play styles, table position, and stage of the tourney (assuming you're in one).  When you consider these and other factors, you'll come up with different answers in different circumstances.  Not different every single time, but far more varied than just going all-in.[/quote]

i sometimes have won with ak

eric
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Postby Afee1996 » Fri Oct 28, 2005 2:06 am

A K only if your in the right postion, everyone just calls then you raise, get the sleepers out. then play the flop
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Postby Orneved » Fri Oct 28, 2005 2:50 am

[quote="sb36pats"]A K only if your in the right postion, everyone just calls then you raise, get the sleepers out. then play the flop[/quote]

i will call most of the time,  i have to be under 600 points to go all in with it,  also depending on how close to money tourney is in also decides whether to slow play or not

eric
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Postby Sniters » Sun Dec 04, 2005 1:10 am

AK is da debil...I will never ever ever go all in with AK unlesss it's after the river and I know i can't lose.  I always lose a ton with that hand along with AQ, AJ, and JJ.  hate them all.
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Postby Drinnera » Sun Dec 04, 2005 1:26 am

ak is only good to see the flop with
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A K

Postby Shament1994 » Sun Dec 18, 2005 7:40 pm

I have lost many, many times with an AK, even suited.  I only call the blind any more.  If nothing comes up on the flop, i fold right away.  The only time I may go all in with it is if I am VERY low stacked.  and that is iffy.    :P
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AK

Postby Loter1973 » Sun Dec 18, 2005 7:49 pm

AK = Anna Kournikova. Looks good before the match but never wins. LOL I have lost alot of money on this hand. Hard one to play, have to raise it pre flop and hope to hit it on the flop. :s
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Postby Hoult1991 » Sun Dec 25, 2005 2:38 am

I hate it when people continue to call after the flop or the river after catching nothing with this hand and then they catch it on the river to win. I had somebody do that when two other people had raised big before him.
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A-K, don't overplay . . .

Postby Extry1994 » Sat Jan 28, 2006 6:14 pm

A-K is tricky because it is a great START,  it is not all powerful though . . . someone catches top pair (say with a Queen), your gona have to catch, you won't push them off if you don't . . . . graciously lay it down when you have too . . . (when you should).
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AK

Postby Busiouty » Sun Jan 29, 2006 3:45 pm

I generally wont go all in on this starting hand unless I am short stack.  I have been beat several times playing this hand like that.  You lose more than you win
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Postby Hertake » Wed Feb 01, 2006 2:30 am

Even when you have AK you have to be patient especially when you play on a full table.

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