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AK keeps letting me down.

    • holnrew
      holnrew
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      Three out of four times when I go all in with AK (I'm playing SSS) I either get beaten by a pocket pair or a pair made on the board. This usually sends me on tilt so unless I'm self disciplined I can lose even more money.

      It's putting me off playing the hand which could lead to me missing out on winnings.

      Is AK actually any better than QQ or JJ?
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    • Swellfish
      Swellfish
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      Joined: 06.08.2010 Posts: 98
      AK - 44% QQ - 56% all in preflop. I think I'm not 100% sure.
    • MrMardyBum
      MrMardyBum
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      Joined: 14.03.2009 Posts: 2,235
      Originally posted by JoeRichy
      AK - 44% QQ - 56% all in preflop. I think I'm not 100% sure.

      Is right +2% if you AK is suited
    • pogodon
      pogodon
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      Joined: 23.07.2010 Posts: 1,213
      everytime i have JJ or QQ and i go all in and AK calls me AK usualy wins yet everytime i have AK and i go all in and JJ or QQ call me i always lose hummmmmmmmmmmmm ?( ?( ?( ?( ?( ?( ?( ?( ?( ?(

      what to do what to do
    • gadget51
      gadget51
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      Think about it, how can AK be better than QQ? If you could see his hand would you still push?
    • pogodon
      pogodon
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      in a cash game i would call his QQ even if i seen his cards buton tournement its a sceptical call
    • NightFrostaSS
      NightFrostaSS
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      Joined: 25.10.2008 Posts: 5,255
      Originally posted by pogodon

      what to do what to do
      Try winning
    • MrMardyBum
      MrMardyBum
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      Originally posted by gadget51
      Think about it, how can AK be better than QQ? If you could see his hand would you still push?
      Depends on how I'm running.
    • holnrew
      holnrew
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      Joined: 05.07.2010 Posts: 130
      I've just identified a problem with my playing, I go all in with AK after the flop without hitting anything after somebody raises. Partially a mistake on my part, but it's also emotive play.

      Ho hum, better plug that leak.
    • cjchalmers
      cjchalmers
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      Joined: 09.08.2010 Posts: 219
      Originally posted by pogodon
      in a cash game i would call his QQ even if i seen his cards buton tournement its a sceptical call
      Erm so you would take a gamble as a small underdog in a cash game (where we are essentially just trying to make +EV plays), yet you wouldn't in a tourney where there is a need to amass chips due to the constantly increasing blinds... pls explain your logic because i can't see it.... :f_confused:

      Personally i would be more inclined to do it in a tourney and wouldn't do it in a cash game if i knew he had q-q ....

      Obviously this is dependent on money already in the pot ... the tourney play can be easily +EV due to blinds and antes...

      I'm presuming we are playing a pretty small stack in this cash game,.....