I have problems with AK

    • Asaf92
      Asaf92
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      Joined: 17.11.2009 Posts: 104
      0.01/0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.69 by http://www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A, K (Comment)
      UTG2 folds, MP1 calls $0.02, MP2 raises to $0.10, 4 folds, Hero raises to $0.40, MP1 calls $0.38, MP2 calls $0.30.

      Flop: ($1.21) 2, 6, 9 (3 players) (Comment)
      Hero checks, MP1 bets $0.20, MP2 calls $0.20, Hero calls $0.20.

      Turn: ($1.81) J (3 players) (Comment)
      Hero checks, MP1 bets $0.20, MP2 raises to $0.40, Hero folds, MP1 calls $0.20.

      River: ($2.61) 6 (2 players) (Comment)
      MP1 checks, MP2 bets $0.42, MP1 calls $0.42.

      Final Pot: $3.45

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      MP1 shows two pairs, jacks and sixes (Jc Ac)
      MP2 shows a flush, ace high (Td Ad)

      MP2 wins with a flush, ace high (Td Ad)

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      0.01/0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.69 by http://www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is CO with A, K (Comment)
      UTG2 folds, MP1 calls $0.02, MP2 calls $0.02, MP3 folds, Hero raises to $0.12, 3 folds, MP1 calls $0.10, MP2 calls $0.10.

      Flop: ($0.39) 2, Q, 8 (3 players) (Comment)
      MP1 checks, MP2 bets $0.12, Hero calls $0.12, MP1 folds.

      Turn: ($0.63) 6 (2 players) (Comment)
      MP2 bets $0.20, Hero folds, MP2 gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $0.63

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      0.01/0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.69 by http://www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with A, K (Comment)
      UTG1 calls $0.02, UTG2 folds, MP1 calls $0.02, Hero raises to $0.12, MP3 calls $0.12, CO calls $0.12, 5 folds.

      Flop: ($0.43) 4, 9, 6 (3 players) (Comment)
      Hero checks, MP3 checks, CO bets $0.16, 2 folds, CO gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $0.43
  • 3 replies
    • PocketAcesJohn
      PocketAcesJohn
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      Joined: 19.06.2008 Posts: 1,116
      stop calling with A high. NL2 is simpley hit or fold.
    • noclaninator
      noclaninator
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      Joined: 01.12.2008 Posts: 312
      in general calling A high is awful. You need a ridiculous amount of other things going for you just to call a bet on the flop after missing.

      Remember, with a missed AK you have a DRAW. This draw is not to the nuts, and you only have 6 outs. Unless you have a backdoor flush draw + ridiculous good odds like the odds you got in hand #1 this is an easy fold.
    • PocketAcesJohn
      PocketAcesJohn
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      Joined: 19.06.2008 Posts: 1,116
      This is why AK should be more profitable in the long run...You lose less when you have the worse hand because its easyer to get away from than AA or KK & When you have the best hand it will on a good amount of occasions be stronger than 1 pair...ie it has alot more potential to make a strong hand. AA & KK is just 1 pair and is alot harder to improve.