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How to play Ace-King?

    • MancaMulas
      Joined: 12.03.2009 Posts: 4,494
      Hey guys, I can't deal with this hand... it is a good starting hand, and I have so much times and I don't know how to play it well, specially after the flop

      give me some tips please, I'm sick of "not knowing what a hell I should do with this freakin hand"
  • 2 replies
    • PetterG2
      Joined: 12.10.2008 Posts: 224
      Depends on opponent, posision, table image, limit, stacksize etc.

      Post some examples ;)
    • elhh82
      Joined: 03.09.2008 Posts: 6,838
      AK should be quite straight forward

      Pre-flop i would only consider folding it if there was a
      -raise and call
      -raise and reraise
      -raise by super nitty players (with reads)

      Postflop i will only fold if
      -i don't hit the board and the opponent bets into me
      -against more than 1 opponent and i didn't hit the board, i will play check/fold

      Besides that, just bet/shove it.

      Just K.I.S.S. should be profitable in the long run. You are only behind vs KK/AA, way ahead vs AQ/AJ/Ax, flip or slight favourite against all other pocket pairs. These would be the card ranges of our opponents, so overall we are good. For example, if you use the equilator, AK is 55% vs the SSS range 77+/AJ+/KQ

      For me, i've had about 1k hands with AK after 90k hands. I am up 153BB/100 playing AK aggresively.