New Member - Second Guessing Today's Tourney Play
New member here. I am a NLHE player and usually play cash games. Been trying to hone my skills in tournaments and just started playing them at the local card room.
I made a bad play that has me second guessing in today's tournament. I was in a $225 NLHE. We started with $10,000 in chips and after 4 hours I was one of 30something players left from the 144 starters with approx $25k. Blinds were currently $1,000 - $2,000 and I was SB. I was dealt A,3 off suit. I normally muck this hand but there were 4 limpers so I decided to call $1k to see a flop. BB checks for a total of 6 players. Flop comes A, 7, 3 rainbow. I flopped Aces up and started thinking I could really get paid with so many players so acting first I decided to slow play with a check. I keep beating myself up over this one...
Everyone checks around and the turn is a 6. Now I bet $6k and everyone but one of the chip leaders folds. He calls.
River is an 8 and I go all in. He calls and flips over pocket 8s. His set beats my Aces up and send me packing.
I am second guessing so much here and think this play was really bad. After the flop Aces and Threes was a good hand, but nowhere near the nuts. I should have pushed right there instead of trying to induce more action. I think by checking, my opponent didn't figure me for an A and thats why he called on the turn. I also think I should have pushed at the turn. Guess I got what I deserved for slow playing.