This is a discussion on do you like AK or QQ more within the online poker forums, in the Cash Games section; Hey, just wanted which hand other people thought was best in this matchup!
I like QQ personally, you will always have a pair, you are slightly
I prefer QQ. Of course vs AK it's like coinflip but we are not talking about spot QQ vs AK but overall which hand is better. In my opinion QQ has a huge advance. First of all QQ is only beaten by aces and kings preflop. AK vs 22 is not even a favourite. 48 % to 52%. For example QQ vs 22 is 81% to 19 %. Also QQ is much easier to play it postflop. On many flops QQ is still the best hand. If Ace or Kings come then you have much easier decisions to make with QQ than when you miss the board with AK. Even their equity vs each other is 56% to 44% what we call coinflip but you see a huge difference between them if we talk about postflop. With AK you mostly have to hit a good board to win a hand and many times you won't even see a turn or river. QQ is a made hand and most of the time you are still good postflop. so QQ > AK
I like AK a little more than AQ. But whenever I make the power bet with them, opponent has 22, or 55 and makes trips after no Ace K or Queen shows on the board. Just on a bad streak. A_ pockets are magnets for numbered boards when I play. Hope you have better luck than me with A_
The one thing I have learned about pocket AK is that it always cost me chips. I have zero luck, I watch everyone catch their A or K to crush my smaller pocket pair, as I hit the A or K once every-other blue moon. So, I like pocket QQ because I don`t need the luck to catch one.
That's almost a tough decision.AK all day for me.top two with top kickers.heads up might be a different story.think I'd rather have the QQ then.still gonna be hard to see the FTR with an aggressive opponent though.trust the gut when thinking clearly if no AK on the flop.push if it feels right.