Originally Posted by Cokatoo56
In a recent tournament, I had pocket tens UTG and I was wondering how you would play that. We are deep in the tournament, we have just passed the bubble. I have around 40xBB, I am the biggest stack on the table I am playing at, but there are a few players with 30xBB +.
The fact that we are deep in the tournament and that I am UTG makes me think that people will often shove with a looser hand range.
If I open raise and get re-raised, I'll probably have to shove.
What are your views on that ?
You should be considering many different dynamics when playing this hand.
Villain tendencies, stack sizes, and action to name some.
Let's say for example you open for 3x. It gets 3-bet by a whacky villain.
Now it gets 4-bet all in by a much tighter opponent..... this opponent has 30 BBs, about 75% of your stack.
How does your 10-10 feel now?
There really isn't cookie cutter advice for poker. It just depends.
Obviously you open the pot UTG with 10-10. How you proceed after that regarding reraises and all that depends on game dynamics.
And post flop, if you go to the flop 3-way and it is A-K-x and you are OOP to the two other villains, now how do you feel about 10-10 here?
Just some food for thought.