Originally Posted by zapedy
yer i suppose it does all depend on the situation - AK just seems a tricky hand to play especialy if someone is putting you to a decision before a flop because even those pocket deuces have ya beat!! to be honest i think it was a bad play by the other guy, he re raised all in with 66 so at best he was only ever guna be 50/50.
If you know you are a bette player than this guy and you fear he has a PP, then lay the hand down. As you have a drawing hand your tournament is with the poker 'gods' and you need to draw
Personally if I know I can win a table without requiring a draw, I would lay down AK and wait for a PP. Sure you may regret laying down but big slick is more of a 'push around hand'. This basically means its great to raise and push players around with, but not so great when facing a tough call v 2 all-in players.
A lot does depends on the situation. I was playing last night and I was low stack at the table. I was dealy AJos and went all-in, 2nd to act. No callers and picked up nice blinds. Next hand I got AJs UTG. After thinking for a few seconds, I decided I would probably get called and didnt want to put my tourney on a draw. I folded and two players went all in. One flipped AQ, other guy JJ.
So a lot does depend on the situation you find yourself in. But remember, HU AK is very strong