Originally Posted by donnie
in a home game a friends tourny's. i was dealt pkt9's i was in 6th seat.9th seat was bb.1seat sb. seat 3 raise seat4 goes all in.seat 5 reraises.i fold show pkt 9's .every1 but sb critized me 4 folding he fold pktj's .when cards were turned over i had worst hand ....how can they critize my play ...ithought i made good lay down.. only play i figured i had ...would appreciate any advice
You made a great an easy, but good laydown. The reason why you made a good laydown is because of something known as the Gap Concept.
In a nutshell it means that you need a better hand to call a raise with than you do make a raise with.
What the action before you saying is that each player is holding a strong and they believe that their hand is stronger than the previous raisers. UTG+1's open-raise is an indication that they are holding a big hand, seat 4s all-in is another indication that they might be holding a strong hand or a pocket pair of sort. If they were short-stack, this might be with a large range of hands. Seat 5's re-raise after both raises before him is another indication of a player holding a strong hand. So, with all of the action before you you can be pretty confident that your hand is no good. You might be up against an over-pair, a couple of over pairs, a slight favorite if you hold the only pocket pair vs overcards, but thats it. Nothing worth putting your tournament life on the line for.