re: Poker & is 4x BB a bad play
(If you really want some true blue, non-results-oriented opinions, leave off the results next time. Anyone can speculate if they know how it ends. FP taught me that.)
Originally Posted by gordo30
Should i have raised more or stuck with the statutory 4xbb raise.
Some people would say "Raise more." It depends on the amount of the blinds and the relative stacks. If the blinds were 10 and you bet 40, it may not have been enough for most chasers. If the blinds were 100 and you bet 400, you did just fine.
Having said that, your flop call of the push was questionable. The straight, flush, and set of 10's possibilities would have me hitting the brakes. Both Sklansky & Harrington say you shouldn't enter into any close decisions for all your chips until late in the tourney and you are in the money. Some would say I'm wrong here, but it's good enough for me if it's good enough for those 2 guys.
It goes without saying that your opponent's PF call and flop push were extremely poor plays and he got extremely lucky. Mark him with a note and hope to see him again.