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/Nov/2008

AK way over played here.

By: quadkin3 @ 22:53 (EST) / 350 / Comment ( 0 )
The fearful AK. Its a good hand dont get me wrong, but the way some play it here is absolute nuts and very bad poker play. Yes it isnt much of an underdog to almost any hand, but stop and think AKos is only the 12th best starter. EX. a full table at the 1/2 NL game. 1st postion raises to $10 2nd 3rd postion fold 4th comes in with a reraise of $30 5th 6th and 7th fold button looks down at AKos wow he thinks in his head i have 1st postion with a raise and 4th with a reraise and i have AK wow AK then he say allin. just to get the blinds to fold and the inital raiser to fold but the reraiser Insta calls just to turn over AA. Now how good is AK even if it was up agaisnt KK hes still quite an underdog. Just for instance im in the NL 1/2 game right now and im BB holding KK seat 9 comes in for 14.50 folds to me i reraise him to $75 and low and behold he come over the top. allin for over 300 more remeber this is a 1/2 game and the pot before i call is already well over 400 preflop. I kinda was thinking AA coming from him cause hes usually a good player, but i decide to call, and guess what he has the nuts AKs LOL. well my KK holds to take the pot WHEW. Moral of the story is AK may look good but it usually either wins a small pot or looses a very big one. So when ever you have AK have some patience and know when to let it go, b/c in long run you will win with it more. You might not win the pot but every chip saved is a chip won.
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