re: Poker & Big Slick the danger hand
Originally Posted by aliengenius
If you do get called, even by something like QQ, you are still only a slight dog.
2. in a 50/50ish race.
This is only true if the hand goes all the way to the river. Unless you're in an all-in situation this is simply not the case.
Typically you'll see a flop, and you'll either hit it or you won't. And the probability of hitting it is what? 32%? Doesn't sound like a race to me.
If you play your AK against said QQ, you don't hit the flop, you continuation bet and you get re-raised. You can't exactly call to see the missing two cards to make it a true race.
AK is actually my sixth most profitable hand, but I don't enjoy playing it, and I always play it carefully.