Originally Posted by rigor mortis
Which of these two hands would you prefer as your hole cards?
AK suited or QQ?
Statistically the AK has an edge over the pair to improve and remember that you are only looking at 50 unknown cards.
Work it out and I'll let you know.
AK only has an edge in the sense that, when behind (and AK is behind from the start), it has 6 outs to improve, and QQ only has 2 outs when behind (not counting any straight or flush draws, backdoor or not).
But the thing is: QQ is already ahead. If AK doesn't spike an A or K, it loses.
QQ will win 54% vs AKs only 46%.
Give me QQ any day.
Originally Posted by mbrenneman0
I think AK is very slight favorite here. But I could be wrong
You need an equity calculator.
Ace Poker Solutions Equity Calculator (http://www.acepokersolutions.com/Poker-equity-calculator/)
Equilab is faster for more complex ranges, but APSEC has the added feature of letting you assign discounted hands in ranges. Depending on the specific need, I use both.