Originally Posted by Aleeki
Sounds like a bloody great idea!!!
I have been doing this lately and it is losing me a lot less money.
I like the fact that you can get away from it cheaply if you miss.
I have recently learnt that AK is not the monster it is cracked up to be.
So yes, i like your idea!
Yes it is a decent play, if you want to be creative, and have the chips to spare, or you're trying to get your opponents a bit off on their reads on you, however, I don't think it's the best play to make in the long run.
If you do limp early position, with many callers, obviously the danger is you flop an A or a K, and since you didn't raise and 6 other people called, someone flops two pair, open ended straight draw, low flush draw, high flush draw, even low trips. It is a very creative play, and at times it can save you money like Aleeki said, but that isn't the point of playing poker (unless you do it for a hobby). You don't play to save money with hands like AK, most of the time. Yes, there will be instances late in MTT near the bubble or in SnGs near the bubble where you want to play conservative, or other times where you're simply being creative, but most of the time, playing AK to save money or lose the least amount of money isn't a profittable strategy in the long run.
You can't go with the limp in from UTG or early position with AK strategy simply to lose less money if you don't hit the flop. You can use this strategy to confuse opponents, or use it in the right situations to extract more chips through creative play, but other than that, I think it's a very weak play.