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Ace King

    • PaTaPaTaPoNn
      PaTaPaTaPoNn
      Bronze
      Joined: 26.02.2010 Posts: 99
      I was a cash game player at FTP, stopped playing for awhile when the site goes down, now coming back in Pokerstars micro SnG.

      According to the starting hand chart, "If there is a re-raise behind you, you only continue on with AA, KK, QQ and AK and go directly all-in. You fold all
      other hands."

      Through my experience, all in with AK after a re-raise behind me is not a good idea. So question is, should I follow the chart to go all-in?

      Off topic: Can anyone feed me the news of FTP? I had been out of the scene for quite some time.
  • 3 replies
    • tomovermeers
      tomovermeers
      Basic
      Joined: 20.03.2008 Posts: 121
      lol@chart

      I don't like to play big pot with ak in beginning of a stt.
    • CollinMoshman
      CollinMoshman
      Coach
      Coach
      Joined: 20.09.2011 Posts: 516
      Starting hand charts are just meant to be reasonable defaults. In a lot of low-stakes games you can profitably 4-bet and stack off with ace-king. But like any default, there are times when you should make a different play. E.g. Suppose UTG raises 3x, and a tight reg 3bets UTG+1. You should fold AK in this spot since UTG+1's range is extremely narrow and probably doesn't contain any worse unpaired hands.
    • PaTaPaTaPoNn
      PaTaPaTaPoNn
      Bronze
      Joined: 26.02.2010 Posts: 99
      Had been losing every single SnG recently.

      Lost hand like AK vs KQ or higher pair lost to lower pair make me sick.