Posted by Whiskerer
Sure it might be a slight bad beat
, but as have been mentioned it's 60/40 hand so not really that unlucky. And yes AK is a drawing hand, so it would be stupid to put all your money in with i this early in a tourney, sure play it but dpending on the reraise either call or fold, not much use in shoving or keep pushing it.
I agree with Flangel that AK is over rated, but you under rate it. Sure deep stacked, such as early stage tourney or cash game you can easily fold AK since even if you get your money in odds are it will be a coin flip at best, if you play agaisnt good players.
But in later stages in a tourney AK really is a premium hand, since anyone with any experience playing tourneys knows that once the blind are getting up to 300+ you will be playing pretty short stacked, in which case AK which is rarely dominated but which also dominates a lot of hands since pretty much AT+ at least are hands that people will be putting in their money with.
In the end, I wouldn't want to go all in with any hand pre flop early on in a tourney, at least if I think I'm ahead, sure I would do it with some, aces and kings at the very least, but it is too much of a gamble early on, there will be plenty of spots where I'm much better than a 70/30 favorite. So try to keep the pots small in early stages of a tourney and once you get down what 30 BB something you can start playing hands like AK more aggresivly.