re: Poker & AA vs AK unsuitied
Just the opposite, Four Dogs. ESPECIALLY in a tournament would you strongly consider laying down AK offsuit to an all-in bet. If the other guy is holding 22 and you don't catch an A or K, you're beat! AK is the single most misplayed, overvalued hand in poker. Without help from the board, it's high rags. The #1 rule in tournament play is to survive. Unless you're in a rebuy tournament, calling an all-in with slick is very thin ice.
Originally Posted by Sammyv1
A,A is one we all lose on from time to time, but I wont lay it down pre flop EVER not even the first hand of a tourney Its odds are just too good. Keep playing good You'll get em!!!
Absolutely right, Sammy. But one thing to consider as the hand moves forward is the number of players in the hand. If you're heads-up against one other guy, you've got a monster. But if three other players stayed in after the flop, it's pretty much a lock that the other two Aces are sitting among them. In other words, your AA can't improve. So, if the threat of a set appears on the board, beware. You have to be able to toss those bullets aside if it looks like they've lost their value late in the hand.