AK's killing me
I simply do not know how to play this hand, and I've tried various methods. It has knocked me out of the past three tournie's please can someone advise.
Case 1; I've 8000 with blinds 300-600 OTB; EP goes AI with 2500 (short stacked) I go AI but the BB goes AI and covers me short has nothing BB ppQ's, holds up and takes me out. I can't see any other play here, I wanted to isolate the short but got caught.
Case 2; 6 handed end of tournie blinds are 600-1200 I'm in the SB with 20,000 gets folded round to me I've AKo I limp as I want a caller and the BB raises to 2400 his stack was 20,000 I push AI he calls with a pp6 and
holds up to win although I thought it was a terrible call and a raise in the first place.
Case 3; Got to final table first hand got AKo UTG min raised 3200 blinds were 800-1600 I went AI with 23000 he called with ppAA probably my mistake there did'nt think about it long enough but the flop showed an ace so I would have prob' gone out anyway even if I'd have RR.
In conclusion it is the AI with AK that's doing it but sometimes it seems the right move but does not hold up is it wise advice if someone raises before to either RR or smooth call rather than AI, obviously if your short then that's fair enough. Its just that one previous poster said the fold equity is big with AK and you still have a 50-50 chance with most callers. Please help...its getting to me