Originally Posted by stevertrmurray
Just remember that a pr of 2's is a better hand than AK.... AK is a stronger than goats breath but if you have to determine whether or not you can force someone out with a "its better to win a small pot than lose a big one" attitude. AK is only good if you hit one of those 7 outs or the broadway draw....
22 is slightly ahead of AK mathematically, but that's not the only consideration. For example, unless you're all in or pot-committed right away, there's playability, both immediately and on subsequent streets. With AK, it's often easier to 3bet and/or to cbet, which means you're more likely to win pots when you hold the mathematically inferior hand.