Originally Posted by Wolfpack43ACC
Sorry just don't agree with playing AK that way. Cash game wise it is a weak hand IMO.
How is it a weak hand in a cash game in comparison to, I'm assuming, a tournament?
If you flat call pre-flop, you are giving up all advantage in the hand. When you re-raise, you are making the correct percentage play, while being more aggressive into the pot.
By calling, we have almost no clue where we are at in the hand. If we call a raise, and check/fold on a missed flop, we just got cheated out of some money we could have easily won by simply 3-betting pre-flop.
AK is a very strong hand, but, at times, can be extremely overvalued.