Originally Posted by 10058765
So, first apologies because I'm such a donk, I don't even know how to convert a hand from my PT3 dbase.
Here's the situation and I'm pretty sure I made a huge mistake here:
$3,00 / $0,30 USD MTT on stars, 2557 players.
We are down to 18 players , blinds 8000/16000 antes 2000.
Stacks at my table (after paying antes and blinds):
Hero (UTG) 596 K
UTG+1 675 K
MP1 196 K
MP2 671 K
MP3 322 K
CO 192 K
BTN 290 K
SB 557 K
BB 517 K
UTG+1 (good player) and BB are kinda LAG, calling rather much and taking pots post-flop , esp UTG is very agro when smelling weakness and a few hands before he reraised my donk-flop-bet after which I had to let the hand go.
The other players are tighter, at this moment only calling/3-betting with good hands.
So with the blinds and antes in the pot, the potsize is 42 K and I wake up UTG with AsAd.
Ofcourse I want value so I'm not shoving AI.
What do you think is the optimal bet size to open this pot ?
A min-raise here would be a little transparent, especially if you have been making standard bets throughout the tourney.
These players didn't make it this far by not paying attention to their opponents play, so with this in mind, make a bet that they would expect if you were to hold a hand that is not too strong.
Use your image against them.
As for the bet size, I would open up from UTG with AA by betting 3xBB, but if your opponents have a tendency to raise an EP limp, then by all means, limp in and hope for a re-raise.