Originally Posted by -Phil Ivey27
Agreed, but their aren't that few players left..
5 players are left out of the 6 man sng.
2 places get paid, still plenty of play to go.
Obviously he assumed it was a 9-plyr sng as did I when reading your post (and was what I was going to formulate an answer around).
You're on the table.... you know how the players are playing on it. You mean to say that a 3x rs UTG is getting 3 players seeing the flop? You'd think a UTG 3x rs. would garner alot more respect.
If your table is playing like this then the answer becomes alot more obvious.... you can't raise it up 3x and then play a multi-way pot, possibly out of position when there's going to be at least one or two overcards on the board. Example,... Say you've got 88,99 and you raise it up 3x UTG and get two callers. Flop comes Q-6-2 rainbow...not too bad a flop for you. You were the preflop aggressor so now you're going to have to fire a c-bet on this flop. One guy folds but the other guy calls. Look at the situation you've created,...you've bloated up the pot while holding a hand preflop where you were probably a marginal favourite. The turn brings a brick... now what are you going to do? roughly 2/5th's of your stack is now in the pot.
It is often really table dependent. If your table isn't uber-aggressive preflop but there's alot of loose/passive calling... .why not just limp in? If your table is more aggressive (in most cases), just lay the low/med. pr. down from EP.