This is a discussion on QJ better than AK heads-up within the online poker forums, in the General Poker section; I have posted this in "general" as it's not strategy but just an interesting observation.
I was running some odds and found that vs. pocket pairs
The title is just to catch your attention, I am aware that AK is ahead of a much larger range that aren't pocket pairs :-)
23rd August 2015, 3:13 PM
The difference between AKs and QJs is very small, around 1-2% it is not really important, both hand will be coinflip vs pair.. QJs has little more equity, because have the probability to make open-ended straight draw.
23rd August 2015, 5:54 PM
Poker at: Bovada
It's a pretty good observation. AKos vs TJs vs 22, you let me pick second and you'll lose every single time.
QJ suited plays decently heads up but obviously is significantly worse than AK. You can run into over pairs because you don't have the blockers. Also, in heads up play top pair is generally nutter butters so if you have QJ against AQ KQ or AJ you could potentially be in a devastatingly bad situation in regards to your reverse implied odds.
23rd August 2015, 6:01 PM
Online Poker at: ACR
re: Poker & QJ better than AK heads-up
It is interesting to see, but I'll still take AK due to the percentage of times that AK is in better shape than QJ. I am far too poor a player to take advantage of that 2%.
23rd August 2015, 11:43 PM
Poker at: pokerstars
yes it's true, against small pair QJ is little bit better than AK, but I will allways take AK against QJ,... statistics is lying most of the time
24th August 2015, 12:03 AM
Online Poker at: pokerstars
Game: no limit hol
I think karoz gives the best answer i agree with him