re: Poker & AK/AQo in the blinds
Originally Posted by mikeisanace
Ace Queen is a go or call AK however especially suited can be a 7x raise to negate your bad position. The thing about aq is it is a huge dog on flops like k-4-9 where the button will be liberal to min raise it with k-10 or kj suited and maybe even 99!! AQ really only plays well on boards of q-2-7. AK is more powerful against the cuttoff or dealers ranges and is a flip against qq or 99 even 56 suited if the player is good and might not even call your 7 x raise unless they had aces or kings which is only bad luck for you if they have aces or if they raised you and you 3 or 4 bet them. They will call you based on their perception of position.
I don't get how AQ is a huge dog on K94. We whiff the flop, but a c-bet is going to take it down most of the time. And fwiw AQ is almost always ahead of a CO/BTN range, and most of the time their 3-bet calling range. AQ doesn't play that bad on Axx boards, and we need to be able to win in 3-bet pots when we don't have a hand. Of course AK is stronger than AQ, but it doesn't mean AQ is not an auto 3-bet unless villain is a nit raising UTG for example.
AA/KK almost never flat 3-bets/4-bets online. They're usually jamming it in preflop. And if you make your 3-bets 7x, you're going to get called super super wide. 9x minimum IP/OOP.