re: Poker & Playing AK OOP
Originally Posted by Madsaac
Could you please explain the thinking behind this and can I pay devils advocate?
When you flop an A, what stacks off? AA, AK, maybe AQ if they even 3-bet. When you flop a king, what stacks off? AA, KK, AK, mebbe KQ if they 3-bet with it.
When people 3-bet, their range is usually TT+/AK, with maybe some AQ/KQ thrown in. So on the boards you hit, its just really hard to get action from that range of hands. No one with QQ is going to put a ton of money in the pot when then flop comes down K25. Not to mention that you only hit top pair ~35% of the time.
So most of the time, you will miss, and you will lose the 3-bet amount. When you do hit that small percentage of the time, you won't win enough to make up for the large percentage of the time you miss.