re: Poker & Playing A/K
Originally Posted by Madrussian3
I am really surprised at how many people say it is hard to let A/K go when they completely miss the flop. Yes this is a big hand but it is still a drawing hand.
It shouldn't be that hard to let it go, but at the same time you are supposed to like this hand because it dominates so many others. If a Ten is the highest card on the flop, you should many times love AK. Assuming your opponent didn't flop a set, any card over T will put him into trouble. Any card over T will give you a gutshot draw on top of your six outs. On the other hand if there's two T+ cards on the flop, your gutshot is already there.
Don't treat AK with caution. Treat AK as what it is - a dominating hand that is almost always the best hand when you enter into a pot.