I guess you all prefer PLO hands then! Thanks for Simon for his thoughts on the hand...here's my reasoning through the streets:
Party Poker 15/30 Hold'em (10 handed)
Preflop: Hero is dealt Ks As
UTG raises, SB calls, Hero calls.
The standard play here would be to reraise. However I have no clue as to how these two foes play. More than likely I will still end up with three players to the flop, but with my hand more exposed and caught in a sandwich between the SB and the UTG. Normally I would follow the typical pound, pound, pound Abdulian strategy, but in this spot I would be somewhat exposed to tricky plays from either side. So I am sacrificing some short-term EV and gaining some deception by just calling instead.
Flop: (1.66 SB) Qd, 5h, 8s (3 players)
SB checks, Hero checks, UTG bets, SB calls, Hero calls.
I may have check raised here if headsup. I want to see what the SB *really* has.
Turn: (2.33 BB) 5c (3 players)
SB checks, Hero checks, UTG bets, SB folds, Hero raises, UTG calls.
Now the SB is gone I can spring my trap. By check raising here it puts real pressure on nonsense no pair hands and *may*, although very unlikely, make an AK or small pair pass.
River: (6.33 BB) 2d (2 players)
Hero bets, UTG folds.
I'm committed now. It's very hard for him to cling to AK in this spot, which is his most likely holding.
Final Pot: 7.33 BB
The nice thing about this play is that I end up losing about the same against a stubborn pocket pair, but also give him the chance to pass a hand that splits the pot. Also the % increase of him passing that underpair is now significant, as opposed to the "I'm putting him on AK so I'm calling all the way down" which mostly happens.