This is a discussion on $3.3 NLHE MTT: Gar.5k Dec.,23 within the online poker forums, in the Tournament Hand Analysis section; Two hands in a row vs limping Chip Leader
PokerStars, $2.94 + $0.36 - Hold'em No Limit - 250/500 (30 ante) - 8 players
hygshygs (UTG): 27,797
As 4 players involved, and you got the smallest set with straight possibility and flush draw on the board, the turn re-raise probably the worst thing you could do. it is call and fold on river or allin on turn, instead of re-raise.
Under 20BB, especially after an UTG big stack limp it is simply pre-flop allin for me.
Hand 1: Very interesting spot. Pre flop and on the flop are trivial imo so I will skip over those and get to the turn. I feel like this is a spot where I dont want either villain to see the river cheaply (even though they both already bet 2/3rds pot and called 2/3rds respectively) but I also feel like if we make a "normal" sized raise then we are getting 1/3rd or so our stack in which is usually not a good idea unless we plan to go all the way with it. If we jam, then we might be putting ourselves in a spot where we only get called by better as sets and J10 would/could check flop and play turn (especially villain 1) as they have.
With all that, you have to decide what is the best option which to me is just going with it and making an all in raise. I think raising as you did is my least favorite option (not counting folding as an option) since we put in over 1/3rd our stack and then at least somewhat commit ourselves anyway. If we are going to raise then we should just go with it. If we only call then it gives a good price to villain 2 to draw to a hand and also lets villains play perfectly if they are drawing and miss the river to just check river and most likely fold to us (depends on how aggressive they are with bluffing but guessing they would check). Even though I admit that jamming will make all hands worse than ours fold most likely, I still believe out of our options on the turn it is best.
The river as played I think is very easy as long as we are not playing with blinders on. One of the two worst cards in the deck come on the river which put the flush out there and 4 to a straight. Plus we already raised last street and called by both and now are getting jammed into when it hit. I think easy fold here with bottom set and if it is the weird occasion when you got bluffed (which I doubt) then so be it. There will be times you get bluffed but that is part of poker.
Hand 2: If this were folded to you then you would have a decision to open raise or open jam and I would probably go with open raise and then not fold to a 3 bet unless the 3 bettor was very very tight with their 3 bets. In this case though it was limped to you and the last thing I would do (besides fold) is limp along with AQ. This is at minimum a raise and best to just get it in. Limping only allows others to come along too reducing your equity in the hand.