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would / do you rereraise or even go all in with it preflop even though you face lots of aggression and reraise from an opponent ?

i have often seen pros in high stakes poker or poker after dark reraising and even going all in with it . even very tight players like chris ferguson doing it

they treat AK even AK off suit like AA or KK

whats your take on this ?
In nine handed cash games I treat this as a drawing hand unless in late position against re-raising short stack roughly 40bb, then I'm generally happy to stack off most times. They have A10+ enough of the time.
 
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It's rare that I go all in preflop with AK cards.
I got burned multiple times playing all in preflop with AK.
It can be a trap, but it can also be profitable, it is important to recognize the right moment.
 
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this is a great hand i think they do everything right as they are professional i think you should do the same
 
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With AK I would give a raise, maybe even an all-in, it's a strong hand that I like.
 
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I don't feel comfortable going all in with AK. against pocket pair it's a coin toss. and in a cash game people who go for everything I don't think they play junk hands.
 
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I think it is not very wise to reraise with AK oop. Unless you have a few chiπs and go all in .
 
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Many people go all-in preflop because the flop is difficult if there are no A or K, but all-in will surely have the turn and the river, which can lead to an A or K.
 
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Maybe I would go all-in if I were the first. But on the other hand, why scare people away? It is so easy to win against an Ace with a smaller second card.
 
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Being in a bad situation in the tournament this play can double your stack
 
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do not look at it in a vacuum, a lot depends on the position at the table about the opponent
 
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would / do you rereraise or even go all in with it preflop even though you face lots of aggression and reraise from an opponent ?

i have often seen pros in high stakes poker or poker after dark reraising and even going all in with it . even very tight players like chris ferguson doing it

they treat AK even AK off suit like AA or KK

whats your take on this ?
With AA and AK, of course, we open the trade with a raise from any position. We also raise if there are limpers in front of us and re-raise if we have a standard raise in front of us.
 
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Raising preflop with AK has the following goals:

win the pot without a fight;
increase the size of the bank so that in the case of collecting the best combination, get the maximum money;
reduce the number of participants in the distribution;
get information about the strength of the hands of opponents.
Raising is especially important if there are a lot of limpers in front of you. In this case, you almost always need to raise to stay in the hand against a maximum of 2-3 players. Moreover, the more limpers, the larger you need to make a raise so that it is not called by everyone according to the pot odds.
 
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I've been all-in a lot with AK offsuit. And yet they win more often than they lose.
 
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Hey! AK is not the best hand for allin, if your opponent even has pocket 22 then the chances of winning with AK are 51% to 49%. This is a coin. If you're playing a satellite and you have a passing stack, then it's certainly a pass. But if you play the late stage of the tournament and you have a short stack, then of course you should not play all-in
 
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AK is ahead most of the time, only pockets (13*6) beat it pf (and not all of them).
 
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would / do you rereraise or even go all in with it preflop even though you face lots of aggression and reraise from an opponent ?

i have often seen pros in high stakes poker or poker after dark reraising and even going all in with it . even very tight players like chris ferguson doing it

they treat AK even AK off suit like AA or KK

whats your take on this ?
I prefer to just call in these situations. Feel
Like I just tend to lose my stack because my opponents don’t call without a big pair. So best chance is I’m against 10s JJs or QQ and I’m now drawing
 
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It all depends on how many are on the table. If you're up against two opponents and you have few chips, then if I go all-in when there are a lot of them, I'm sure there are a couple of hidden pockets, so your hand is still not safe, it would be better to see the flop. There are several scenarios that may be feasible to go all-in or simply see the flop, but some only have A with A3 A6 A/ to go all-in, so everything is luck and that hand is electronic. Poker is trying your luck by putting everything in because having an Ak and an A5 doesn't guarantee you anything since it's not even a pair, they're strong hands but not a hand that you have something for sure:D
 
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avoid 4bet against fish
 
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AK is perfect hand to go allin, because you block AA and KK. Against all other pockets you have about 50% equity. Also hands like TT would fold often against a preflop allin. So you have a lot of foldequity. In the longterm a hand like AK is profitable to push allin because of foldequity and blocking AA and KK. Against QQ you have 45% equity.
 
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I think I would be crazy because it could be a strong pair of hands
 
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Although the arm is considered incomplete, it has one of the greatest potentials for amplification. And so, the victory at the autopsy. Therefore, this starting hand is one of the most preferred in Hold'em. But just getting it isn't enough. You need to be able to play it out correctly in different situations.
The preflop rise with AK has the following objectives:

win the pot without a fight;
increase the size of the bank in order to get the maximum money in case of collecting the best combination;
reduce the number of participants in the distribution;
get information about the strength of the opponents' hands.
Raise is especially important if you have a lot of lippers in front of you. In this case, you need to raise almost always to stay in the hand at most against 2-3 players.
 
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AK is a beautiful but very vulnerable hand.
You have to be careful with her.
Hit the board - good. Don't hit - be careful.
 
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we play according to the situation and look at the style of the opponents, in the cash, of course, with AK (especially in position), we will often watch the flop, since the stacks are deep and we will not play all-in so often, in tournaments, on the contrary, at a depth of 20- 30bb with AK we will often play preflop all in
 
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I will play with ace king not always all-lin preflop only from a position and then if the stack allows
 
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If the stack is comfortable for continuing the game, then I see no reason to go all in on the preflop with AK. Because we have approximately the same chances of winning the preflop against almost any pair. It's like tossing a coin with a size of 100bb. For example, you will win once against your opponent's pocket QQ and lose once. The win will be equal to 0. Then there is no point in taking risks. And if the opponent has AA or KK, then you will have to lose with AK on the preflop much more often.
By shoving, you could fold out hands you are a small dog against (99 and lower). If you see certain players call with small to medium PPs, then take notes on them and shove against them with QQ+ next time too.
 
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