AK sucks

    • p0kerQT
      p0kerQT
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      I hate AK it always gets me into trouble :( just played a trny n got AK twice n lost both times with it.. maybe my own fault but I'm pretty sure thats what I'm meant to do in these situations.

      Full Tilt Poker, $5 + $0.50 NL Hold'em Sit n' Go, 120/240 Blinds, 25 Ante, 9 Players
      LeggoPoker.com - Hand History Converter

      UTG+2: 6,534
      MP1: 11,390
      MP2: 9,360
      CO: 14,505
      BTN: 1,125
      SB: 6,385
      Hero (BB): 8,400
      UTG: 2,590
      UTG+1: 22,059

      Pre-Flop: (585) A:spade: K:diamond: dealt to Hero (BB)
      UTG raises to 1,065, 4 folds, CO calls 1,065, 2 folds, Hero raises to 8,375 and is All-In, UTG calls 1,500 and is All-In, CO folds

      Flop: (6,540) 8:club: J:spade: Q:diamond: (2 Players - 1 is All-In)

      Turn: (6,540) 3:heart: (2 Players - 1 is All-In)

      River: (6,540) J:club: (2 Players - 1 is All-In)

      Results: 6,540 Pot
      Hero showed A:spade: K:diamond: (a pair of Jacks) and LOST (-2,590 NET)
      UTG showed A:club: Q:heart: (two pair, Queens and Jacks) and WON 6,540 (+3,950 NET)


      Full Tilt Poker, $5 + $0.50 NL Hold'em Sit n' Go, 150/300 Blinds, 25 Ante, 8 Players
      LeggoPoker.com - Hand History Converter

      UTG: 7,054
      UTG+1: 11,450
      MP1: 8,660
      MP2: 15,400
      CO: 425
      Hero (BTN): 5,015
      SB: 6,000
      BB: 28,344

      Pre-Flop: (650) A:club: K:club: dealt to Hero (BTN)
      UTG folds, UTG+1 raises to 1,300, 3 folds, Hero raises to 4,990 and is All-In, 2 folds, UTG+1 calls 3,690

      Flop: (10,630) J:club: J:spade: 5:spade: (2 Players - 1 is All-In)

      Turn: (10,630) 9:heart: (2 Players - 1 is All-In)

      River: (10,630) 7:diamond: (2 Players - 1 is All-In)

      Results: 10,630 Pot
      UTG+1 showed T:spade: T:club: (two pair, Jacks and Tens) and WON 10,630 (+5,615 NET)
      Hero showed A:club: K:club: (a pair of Jacks) and LOST (-5,015 NET)

      gg AK
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    • chenny8888
      chenny8888
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      bl, they are played well

      but they're tournaments, we are supposed to drink badbeats and eat variance.
    • curnow
      curnow
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      AK is good in later stages of any sng/MTT

      in first hand you were 70/30 to win and cant expect to win them all & second one is coin flip

      just remember AK will ony hit flop 1 in 3 and board 1 in 2 and you are pushing with A high but with loads of players pushing with Ax is why AK plays so well
    • LuborC
      LuborC
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      In the first hand she (I assume it's a girl since it would be kind of weird nick for a guy IMO) pushes all in with the CO still in the hand and risks a stack of almost 40BB. In the second hand there are still players to act behind her who have her covered and she's pushing like 16,5BB.
      What's your opinion on that? I wouldn't push this but maybe that's just me playing bad... ?(
    • p0kerQT
      p0kerQT
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      @ LuborC- 1st I was trying to squeeze CO out of the hand, and get heads up vs the shortstack, Most players won't call shortstacks raise with a monster, they're either raising to isolate it or folding weaker hands... I've got no idea why he just called that raise so I'd say it was a bad play on their part.

      The 2nd hand.. only 2 players to act after me so, pushing there is the only option I think? With 16BB your meant to push AK vs one raise.
    • ManniXXX
      ManniXXX
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      Originally posted by LuborC
      In the first hand she (I assume it's a girl since it would be kind of weird nick for a guy IMO) pushes all in with the CO still in the hand and risks a stack of almost 40BB. In the second hand there are still players to act behind her who have her covered and she's pushing like 16,5BB.
      What's your opinion on that? I wouldn't push this but maybe that's just me playing bad... ?(
      We have to isolate, especially with AK. Do some playing around with equilator/pokerstove in multiway pots and watch your equity plunge. Remember it's a drawing hand; heads up we are strong but in a multi way pot we are not (until we hit).

      I used to hate AK too tbh but I used to play it pretty awfully too, imo the most important thing to remember is that we don't have a made hand preflop.
    • justkyle88
      justkyle88
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      AK RULES :D

      No Limit Holdem Tournament
      $100 Freeroll
      9 players
      Converted at weaktight.com

      Stacks:
      UTG riverthug (9464)
      UTG+1 wildman_ron (15658)
      MP1 PTOSH (6605)
      MP2 wpgman (9156)
      MP3 DOC 1313 (145)
      CO madmaddyu (5399)
      BTN Hero (14175)
      SB acob_10 (27395)
      BB thomas mcintosh (6415)
      [PTOSH is sitting out]
      [DOC 1313 is sitting out]

      Blinds: 300/600 Ante 75

      Pre-flop: (1575, 9 players) Hero is BTN
      [color:#B93238]riverthug calls 600[/color], 2 folds, [color:#B93238]wpgman calls 600[/color], 1 fold, [color:#272BA6]madmaddyu goes all-in 5324[/color], [color:#272BA6]Hero goes all-in 14100[/color], 2 folds, riverthug folds, wpgman folds

      Flop: (22874, 2 players)

      Turn: (22874, 2 players)

      River: (22874, 2 players)

      Final Pot: 13423
      madmaddyu shows:
      Hero shows:

      Hero wins 13423 ( lost -677 )
      wpgman lost -600
      madmaddyu lost -5324
      riverthug lost -600
    • justkyle88
      justkyle88
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      AND AGAIN 2 HANDS LATER. AK DOUBLE RULES :D

      No Limit Holdem Tournament
      $100 Freeroll
      8 players
      Converted at weaktight.com

      Stacks:
      UTG acob_10 (40366)
      UTG+1 stik9 (18595)
      MP1 riverthug (20198)
      MP2 wildman_ron (14158)
      CO PTOSH (5005)
      BTN DOC 1313 (160)
      SB THEDREEM (5054)
      BB Hero (21674)
      [PTOSH is sitting out]
      [DOC 1313 is sitting out]

      Blinds: 400/800 Ante 100

      Pre-flop: (2000, 8 players) Hero is BB
      6 folds, [color:#272BA6]THEDREEM goes all-in 4954[/color], [color:#B93238]Hero calls 4154[/color]

      Flop: (11508, 2 players)

      Turn: (11508, 2 players)

      River: (11508, 2 players)

      Final Pot: 10708
      THEDREEM shows:
      Hero shows:

      Hero wins 10708 ( won +5754 )
      THEDREEM lost -4954
    • justkyle88
      justkyle88
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      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 7,596
      OH WAIT, AK DOES SUCK.
      HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.
      :D :D :D :D :) :) :) :) :D :D :D :D


      No Limit Holdem Tournament
      $100 Freeroll
      8 players
      Converted at weaktight.com

      Stacks:
      UTG Hero (16428)
      UTG+1 acob_10 (36565)
      MP1 stik9 (15477)
      MP2 riverthug (29021)
      CO wildman_ron (14008)
      BTN needa (25972)
      SB reraiseJack5 (7200)
      BB RonnieCanada (5894)

      Blinds: 800/1600 Ante 200

      Pre-flop: (4000, 8 players) Hero is UTG
      [color:#272BA6]Hero raises to 3200[/color], 4 folds, [color:#B93238]needa calls 3200[/color], [color:#272BA6]reraiseJack5 goes all-in 7000[/color], 1 fold, [color:#B93238]Hero calls 3800[/color], [color:#B93238]needa calls 3800[/color]

      Flop: (25800, 3 players)
      [color:#272BA6]Hero goes all-in 9228[/color], [color:#B93238]needa calls 9228[/color]

      Turn: (44256, 3 players)

      River: (44256, 3 players)

      Final Pot: 42656
      needa shows:
      reraiseJack5 shows:
      Hero shows:

      Hero wins 42656 ( won +26428 )
      needa lost -16228
      reraiseJack5 lost -7000
    • p0kerQT
      p0kerQT
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      Joined: 28.03.2008 Posts: 1,300
      lol kyle, u were ahead the 1st 2 hands anyway, n got lucky the 3rd :P
    • justkyle88
      justkyle88
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      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 7,596
      haha, yer yer.
      It was just an amazing run of Big Slicks.
      I'f i had got anymore i could of been Fonzie.
      "Heyyyyyy"