Originally Posted by PKPurple
as should play AK as an all-in before almost always lose to a medium pair
Hmmm what are you looking to hit ?
most players dont consider this with AK because it is over valued.
the average winning hand in poker is 2 pair or better. so what are looking to hit with AK while giving all 5 community cards ? you have to remember when you go all in preflop the other players get all five cards and theres no pushing any one off a hand.
Betting the AK strong and having players think and react to your bets will help you make this hand more profitable in the short and long run.
because if flop comes in your favor your good and if it doesnt you still might be able to put on pressure and take the pot with out losing your stack. If you need to fold and get out of the way you lost minimal and still in the game or not having to rebuy. the more do this the better youll understand how much more important this is and it will help you with other handswith out always shoving .
good skill at the tables