Optimizing Ace King: The Right Strategy For Playing Poker's Most Complex Starting Hand

Optimizing Ace King: The Right Strategy For Playing Poker's Most Complex Starting Hand


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Ace King is a massively profitable hand. In fact, it's in the top-5% of winning hands, and Ace King should account for a good chunk of your winrate.

But despite that fact, many players are confused about how to approach this hand.

  • Should you 3bet it preflop, or just call it?
  • Should you play the suited and offsuit versions the same, or differently?
  • Should you c-bet with air, or check instead?
  • How many streets of value is top pair really worth?

Most players struggle with AK due to small leaks in their strategy. So Optimizing Ace King (OAK) doesn't just give you a bunch of memorized plays and tactics. Instead, OAK shows you how AK fits within your strategy and ranges.

This prepares you for playing AK, among other hands, in a variety of spots and under a variety of conditions.

James "SplitSuit" Sweeney and Adam "W34Z3L" Jones co-wrote this book to take an in-depth look at poker strategy through the lens of a single hand. Concepts include:

  • 3betting
  • 4betting
  • C-betting
  • Barreling
  • GTO vs. Exploitative Play
  • Deducing lines from GTO solver output
  • And more...

You will play Ace King 99.9% of the time you are dealt it, and since it makes up such a large chunk of your winrate, even modest improvements in your strategic approach can boost your bottom line.

Each chapter builds upon the last, walking you through preflop play, flop play (when you hit, miss, and flop draws), and turn + river play. Plus, there is an entire chapter full of examples to help bring the concepts to life - and a chapter dedicated strictly to tournament players.

If your winrate with AK could use a boost, invest a few chips and see the ROI in no time at all!

And yes, the foreword was written by legendary poker author Ed Miller

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781726162531
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/08/2018
Pages: 254
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.53(d)

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