Not that it really matters, but some of the "3bet"s in my previous post are supposed to be "4bet", in case it's confusing.
Originally Posted by ljove
call then push if you hit A
Why do you think this is the best line?
What do you expect to give you action (that you beat) when you overbet shove the flop?
Typically AK has the problem that the hands that are beaten when you hit your pair will mostly shut down because A's and K's are big scare cards to anything less. AQ does tend to pay it off a lot and is probably calling more than folding regardless of what action you take post flop if the A hits, but even that you're only really getting action a small amount of the time (it's one hand in their range, and you're not going to hit the A very often when you and your opponent both have one already).
Keep in mind that if you're only calling to hit a pair, you're losing money on the initial call and need to make up for it when you do hit, so you need to get pretty good value when you do hit.
The reason I like floating a lot of flops (if we keep the pot small pre-flop) is that turned A's and K's are less likely to hit us and more likely to get paid, as well as turned/rivered flushes. However I'm not eager to play this hand for value on the flop, a lot of weaker hands fold and in a 3bet pot we're stuck giving value to bigger hands, instead I think we need to either get stacks in pre-flop or be relying more on stealing pots or turning our hand into an implied odds
hand (turned/rivered A's, K's and flushes). Since the stack sizes aren't very good for getting it in pre-flop (not getting called by worse, and unlikely to have enough fold equity to justify the shove), I think we have to be willing to keep the pot small or fold a lot.