Originally Posted by Aces2w1n
Yes I need to learn to play AK deepstack better. Are we better not 3betting or 4betting the deeper we get to protect our stack?
You still fine 3betting and 4betting preflop because the size of your stack doesn't change your equity - what it changes are the reverse implied odds (and implied odds) that you are giving to your opponent.
Your opponent has the ability to make a small preflop mistake (normally something that is -EV) in the hopes that they will capture your stack. When you have 100bb's they can only get 100bb's, so some preflop mistakes will always be losers, even when they do get all of the money. When you are 200bb's deep they are able to get a bigger stack so they can be profitable (if they can play well postflop).
The other thing that happens when you are deepstacked is that people are, just by their nature, less likely to get their stack in with suboptimal hands preflop. So you will be running into fewer people shoving (at least you would hope) with TT or JJ or AQ, etc. Its going to be strictly limited to something in the neighborhood of AA, KK. This is only applicable reasoning against thinking players.
What I would say first is: before you start working on your deepstack play work on your full stack play. It is probably even a good principle to recognize that you are less skilled at deepstack and leave a table once you get into a situation where you have to make deep stack choices. Its good to recognize your strengths and weakness and also helps with BRM.