Originally Posted by yonosemanana
So is it ok to limp with this hand and call a preflop raise just to see the flop, If I get two pair, a flush or a straight on flop I could be very profitable. Is this the correct play if I decide to play this hand OOP? and continue to use math on my draws in case I dont hit... ?
No, just fold. You're not going to hit enough to make it profitable. Remember, in order for AT to be profitable you have to flop:
A T blank (K, Q, J, and even a 9 are bad).
And your opponent has to have AJ+
So with only two aces left in the deck you need to hit both an Ace and a Ten. That's just not happening very frequently. And, 2 pair in multi-way pots isn't exactly a dream.
My recommendation is to balance your play. If you sit around waiting for only good cards you have a narrow and predictable range, which makes you exploitable and makes it hard to get paid off. Widen your calling AND 3-betting range when you have position.
Seriously, as stupid as it sounds, if I haven't played a hand in a couple of orbitz I'll 3-bet 9 3 off. 1/3 times I'll beat A K. And I have position and way more info than my opponent does. I can work bluffs, I can get value. And even if I lose, at least I'm not coming off as a straight-jacket tight player.
Mind you, I don't recommend doing this a lot. Just enough where you're not totally predictable. Keep the pot small unless you hit super hard. And go for folds, not show downs (obviously).