Originally Posted by nc_royals
There's a reason why the WPT calls the AQ the doomed hand. Not another hand has busted out players more than it.
Ya know, it's funny, I was looking at my stats the other day. AQ, believe it or not, is a hole for me. At least AQo. If I just folded every AQ I'd ever been dealt, I'd double my win rate. Yes, obviously I'm screwing something up badly. I'm working on that. ;-) Actually, I noticed last night, so made a point of being less stupid with AQ today and made 0.65 BB/hand with AQs and 1.86 BB/hand with AQo today. Maybe I got that one patched. :
Anyway, my stats from Full Tilt 2nl, 5nl, 10nl.
AQs: 72 (win 50, no play 2, lose* 30)
AQo: 181 times (win 84, no play 17, lose the rest).
* lose can mean I was in the blind and folded it
(Hmm...mental note, it's not that I lose with AQ, it's that I lose too much
with it when I play and lose. My biggest loss is 3x my biggest win with it, but one was 5nl, one 10nl, so really 1.5x bigger.)
Poker Stove says AK vs AQ is 71.3/24.1/4.6
It's too late to crawl through the DB and see what hands I was actually up against, but just based on the above, I'm pretty confident it's not a hand that has me dominated most of the time. As stated above, when someone plays back aggressively, they tend to have something decent. It's selection bias.