re: Poker & AK PT Stats Analysis.
At showdown, it makes sense that AK wins around 50%, in fact I'm surprised it's that high. At showdown we're only seeing the hands where opponents found it worthy to reach showdown. Obviously if neither of us pair and we check it down we win, but most of our wins will come from non-showdown hands.
For example I'm always 3-betting AK or raising an unraised pot, and I assume you are as well. For this reason, we're playing pots that are pretty big preflop. Most of these pots we win or lose without a showdown. I've won quite a few pots from leading out for ~3/4 of the pot after getting my 3-bet flat called. Not sure if this is TT/JJ type hands folding when there's a low flop or other similar hands like AK-AT but leading out after the 3-bet preflop represents the high pair, and the best part is even if we get called, we likely have 6 outs. But the point is ost of the time people fold to these, or if they raise me I'm folding. Rarely do big pots preflop go to showdown when one of these hands is AK. KK vs. AA goes to showdown almost all the time, how often does any hand vs. AK do that in a cash game? Sure if the flop comes AK9 and villain had 99 we could get stacked here or even AQ vs. AK on the AK9 board. I'd be interested to see the average size of the pot when AK does go to showdown, I'll see if that's possible to get.