well depends what are you playing
Originally Posted by blikbleek
Sometimes it just irks me when people overplay hole cards like AK, AQ, AJ, etc.
Quite often I see people screw themselves with these hands and then rage about it when they lose, so I just want to remind anyone who gives a damn that aces and faces are only good preflop. Even A-A and K-K are solid hole cards, but its still just a pair so learn to let it go when you know your beat. Don't marry your hand, but instead learn to play it right.
Dont shove an average stack UTG with AK, your probably gonna win nothing or lose everything in most cases. At best your gonna be flipping a coin. Instead these hands should raised pre and played for value post flop. Dont risk your cash and tourneys by shoving these hands out of position, its just not worth it unless your playing complete donks who will call you with just about anything.
In short: dont gamble with AK and AQ, but instead play for value, theres always a sucker but dont let it be you.
AK is one of the favourites hands, i agree you donīt have to push mp. but itīs not always correct, because there are multiple situations where you can shove AK,
For example if your stack is less than 10 bb, you should put all your chips in the center
another situation if you are in a table very quite (maybe because is a mtt and approaching to the itm) then you can shove with AK to try to steal blinds if your stack is enough high in comparison with most of the players reminding
another situation could be in late position when three or four call, and then you can shove AK,
so it depends what are you playing, where, when, and against who, every hand is independent of the others, so play stick to info you are getting and then take the decision you think has the best +EV