Simply because if none of the cards hit either player, than 22 wins the hand. Remember, with AK, catching an Ace or King is really just a gamble.
March 9th, 2018, 5:12 AM
Poker at: P.S. & Party
Game: both Hd & Om
The hand of AK has only six outs to make a hand if the flop does not present any possibility of a straight, or any possibility of having two pairs appear on the board once the river is drawn.
What most uniformed new players never seem to understand is any pair will always beat any single A no matter how strong the kicker is with the A, if they do not connect.
Please review a chart of all the possible hands in poker, starting with the lowest winning hand of a Single A with the largest kicker will only win the pot if no one else at the table has any pair once all the cards are dealt, and any pair includes 2,2
But also take note that an AK is not that far behind a pair of 2's as far as chances to win goes, but a pair of 2's are still ahead.
note: go and play with the odds calculator on this board and try different combinations to see what the odds are