Joined: Feb '08
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 29 (M)
My initial impression is that it's a very overly aggressive way to play AK. I like to play AK strong but you seem to treat it like the nuts. The preflop raise is probably not too bad although I wouldn't raise that high myself. It's a strong raise utg so to raise to 15bb is really forcing everyone else out of the hand without QQ+. So if you don't feel AK is strong post-flop mid-position I guess it's kinda good to play really strong preflp to try and end it quickly. But you seem to think AK is a monster on any low flop so I don't think it was wise to get the pot to nearly a third of your stack preflop.
Because the rereaise was strong preflop I think it would be standard to put your opponent on a pocket pair and so I would definitely fold to a shove all-in. I don't mind the bet as you can't wait to improve your hand and you can represent an overpair yourself but you only have odds to call a bluff at the end.
Joined: Oct '11
Age: 26 (M)
Well, as has been said, you played this hand WAY to aggressive. Sure, AKs preflop is a given raise (unless someone has raised before you) so you played it wrong from the very beginning. A call preflop and a fold on the flop is what I would have done in that situation.
I dont reraise AK pre flop on cash games because if you dont hit the flop your done....i think you overplay your AK there....specially in the flop of 345...very dangerous board..so how did it go?did you win with top pair on the river?
Joined: Jun '10
Age: 44 (M)
I wonder who won the hand. If the opponent plays tight he could pocket pair (44,55,33,or A2) , this could explain his all in. If he a bit aggressive he could have a high pocket pair (JJ or QQ,...) If he svery aggressive he could have nothing or 45 or A5..
But you called after the flop such a raise, which means that you had just the high card after the flop (with just 6 outs to get the highest pair and 4 outs (2) to get a str)
I would never make such a call even if he has played very aggressive. If you won the pot you were only lucky to hit on the river