re: Poker & Playing AK as SB?
Originally Posted by dj11
The 'first in Vigorish', is a term you will run across that basically means the first person to act gives himself an advantage and is the basis of the C-Bet. And either real or imagined it does affect everyone else at the table.
Expanding on that this generally this is definitely not imagined. The reason the preflop raiser gets respect is because his range is simply stronger. You raise with all monsters and then however many mid-strength hands you raise with. Someone who simply calls preflop should do this with JJ+/AQ+ and sometimes even a bit wider. This weakens their range considerably as they now cannot have a premium pair or other top hands.
Basically if I raise preflop and you call, I have a better hand on average. Sure it's possible I raised with 78s and you called with JQs or something, but just based on the fact that your range does not include JJ+/AQ+ and mine does means mine is a lot stronger. This is the reason that say the flop comes 9TJ monotone we usually don't cbet. Our QQ+ all of a sudden isn't even all that great and 9T, TJ, 9J, 78, KQ, xxs for flopped flush, along with all the draws they now flopped with say pair+FD, OESD+FD, over combinations, etc. make the flat calling range probably now even stronger than our raising range depending on our position.
Anyway, back to the OP especially if we're getting calls, I bump this up a ton. I do 3x+ 1 per limper + 1-2 when I'm oop. So say you get 3 limpers in a .25/.50 game I'll bump it up to like $3.50 in this spot. Remember AK has the best equity with all 5 cards to come so we want to get the max amount of money and FE before we see a flop.