Originally Posted by mcgregor_415
Very tough situation. But you are in a loosing position with KK. The only think is to limit the damage if it is possible.
Maybe 3BB raze is better, because it will be possible called by the big stack guy, if he don't have such a monster. A reraze is logical or maybe even to put himself in an all in in order to impress you that he could be stealing your raze bet.
Maybe here the question is which is better for you (if he don't have KK) - to steal the blinds or with such a nice hand to try to enroll the big stack guy in some play where you may check your chances after the flop and to save yourself for one more shot or to take some chips from him.
3bb raises on this type of board is all in, there is no way your putting a 3x bet in the middle and folding, if your going to fold then your going to fold before the flop, he literally just about has enough equity to raise 3x once and fold and if he does then he will be left with 10bb
however given the way the hand played out if he raises 3BB, the vilain still only has 5bb and your not going to be able to fold, so the same out come
if the BB calls with KK thats unlucky, but to win a tournament its about taking the gambles at the right time, and A 10 from the button is as good as anytime to take a gamble.
the minimal he could do is a 2Bb bet, at this stage of the tourney its all you need to get the info, and if he had done that then the short stack would have put him all in and he cant fold, but to make the moves you are suggesting would require no less then 18-20bb