Originally Posted by gjshand
I need some help folks, last couple of days i have been playing in a couple of multi-tourneys and been caught holding a set (2 on the flop, one in my hand) but been out kicked.
ie i was holding 9 10 suited against a A10 offsuit, the flop came 8 10 10 rainbow.
I couldnt bring myself to fold and both times i had this i lost a mountain of chips.
Suited connectors are hugely overrated hands when it comes to mid/late tourney play. Most pots are heads up, and suited connectors play badly heads up. They're fine for trying steals with from late position, but don't make a habit of calling raises or limping with them, except perhaps in early tourney stages on loose-passive preflop tables where you're getting better implied odds and can afford to see more flops.
That said, it's just a case of bad luck really when someone else in the pot holds the case T with a higher kicker. Unless you're very deepstacked and up against a super-tight player, having entered the pot preflop there's not a lot you can do to get away from it.