Originally Posted by metswantagh
A few of the last tourneys i've been in, i caught KK and AA right after the big blind (which i assume means UTG, if not, please correct me). Every time it feels like i've played it wrong, i slow played aces, and someone caught cards on the turn, and i strong played the kinds, and won a measily two blinds early in the tourny.
How do you guys play this, especially early in a tourney, where you have no idea if there are a lot of re-raisers at your table.
Are you content with the small gain, or does it pay more to slow play it most times?
Do not change your betting pattern for any reason, there is no reason to limp from UTG with any premium hand.
When I am playing a tourney, I generally ask myself, before I start, "What size of opening bet am I going with today?"
So I already have a predetermined opening bet size before I even get into the game and I stick with that.
If you use the same bet sizing for every hand you open a pot with, it makes it alot harder for villian to put you on a hand.
It's better to win a small pot than lose a large one.