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When you have "AK", should you aggressively bet if you don't hit on the flop?

Does it depend on the situation?
 
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It always depend on the situation. If it's multiway sometimes better check-fold for example
 
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Of course, it all depends on the situation, and you need to consider many components, but in most cases, with such a hand I play aggressively.
 
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Low limits maybe check and catching bluff by hitting K or A on turn river
 
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Yes, it depends from each situation. If there is a flop with no interest and also players who are not so aggressive, you can bet. But if there is a wet flop or aggressive players you should be more carefull and leave this hand.
 
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I stopped using A K aggressively. I do not consider positions and theories very useful for me. I play with my intuition. I can either put All in or just level my opponent based on the big blind. I play as I see fit.
 
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Depends on situation. Ie. How many players are in the pot. All kinds of permutations.
 
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I'm like the others, situation matters. But one thing is that you have to learn about those different situations, like position, and like Jadey92 said, how many players are in the hand, and their position. This may sound stupid, but poker is like work. You have to be thinking all the time, not standing there with a hammer in your hand and not driving any nails, or be driving nails but hitting your finger 1 out of 2 times. GL
 
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Even if you missed the flop with AK, you still need to bet. This will make it possible to assess what the enemy has in his hands. Atleast approximately.
 
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Well ... when I carry AK post-flop ... and I'm in late position ... I won't think twice about making my move with a very aggressive bet ... and then I evaluate the situation on the turn ... ..
 
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depends on the cards on the flop if there are three flush cards on the flop or there is almost a straight without one card, then we should not bet with ak; in other cases, if we opened preflop, then we should continually bet on any cards that came out
 
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It depends on situation on the board, and even if you hit that K against 2 or 3 people in the pot you need to think, is it a good decision to bet, because someone can have a flush draw , a set and so on.
Against 1 opponent sure you can bet, but you need to have notes on him, because some people can call even with garbage hand.
 
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If it works keep doing it and if or when it stops working look for alternative methods, styles or choices. You could read Optimizing Ace King: The Right Strategy for Playing Poker's Most Complex Starting Hand by SplitSuit if you want to absorb yourself into AK. It's a good read and tends to make you focus on the opportunities and possibilities of AK.
 
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It really depends on the situation and the opponent(s)...
If You are up against a very tight player a c-bet will win the pot
for you in many cases.
In multiway pots you shouldn't play like this until you have position on your
opponents.
 
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To me it depends on what your pre flop raise was! If you raised big, bet big!
 
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All in less than 15 BB. More than 20BB min raise
 
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It is like some said before me it alway Counts on the Situation like Position or how many poeple are in the Hand. AK is a good Hand to start with but for me they are only high Cards. But if i am the first to Play at the table maybe i will do a small bett or go allin it depends on how many poeple are with me in the Hand and how many Chips i got. If i am low on my stack maybe i will go allin preflop but that is not my usual way to play. If i am with strong Players on a table and someone goes allin before i can do it then maybe i fold the Hand if i have enough stack to play. I think there is no save way to say if you play it like this or this way you will win the Hand, because there are always other situations who will make the one or other desiscion wrong or right.
 
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I always play AK aggressively, if i dont hit the flop I'm still going to bet.
Maybe slow down a little after the turn, but there is a lot to consider,
 
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suited vs off..

If it's AKO, unsuited, I hang in there way less than if I am suited. Table position, maybe I'll hang in after missing the flop, but not often.
If I get AKS, suited, there are a lot of combinations, permutations to play out. I will play if I miss the flop, play semi-aggressive if I get one piece of the straight or flush.
 
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if I miss the flop with AK I always c-bet because maybe I will hit the turn and river A or K
 
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Of course it totally depends on situation. But it's still good cards.
 
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If the player with AK is the aggressor, then he will make a continuation bet on the flop in most cases. I myself draw a conclusion from the number of players fighting for the pot and the size of their stack. For me, these things are more important, because AK is not a ready hand.
 
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