Originally Posted by ddubois
I'm up way more than I should be given my awful play so far in 2/4, but AK is a huge loser (down over $1k) for me. I have no clue how to play this hand. In donkamanets it's awesome because you can get all in against A9-AQ (or even A2), but I haven't once seen AK get allin ahead since I've been playing 2/4NL. Playing AK is either much more complicated than I would have thought, or much simplier than I would have thought. I'm bookmarking this thread.
If I were to write a book on how to play AK it would say this on every page for about 500 pages:
AK is very simple. Flop a pair!
3-bet a loose player for value/Fold equity and call a tight player's raise. Never go all-in pre unless you have a dead on read or if the opponent is short stacked and he is pushing light!.