was this a good play or bad



Please let me know if I did anything wrong here and what could I do next time in a similar situation.
I have no reads on anyone as this is the very first hand in tourney.
pokerstars Game #6232179738: Tournament #31066808, $1.00+$0.10 Hold'em No Limit - Level I (10/20) - 2006/09/09 - 23:30:00 (ET)
Table '31066808 25' 9-max Seat #1 is the button
Seat 1: Orion469 (1500 in chips)
Seat 3: daljettech2 (1500 in chips)
Seat 4: gor24don48 (1500 in chips)
Seat 5: SAMr.Toodles (1500 in chips)
Seat 6: Vekkel (1500 in chips)
Seat 7: fartley (1500 in chips)
Seat 8: 1Cat's Eyes (1500 in chips) is sitting out
Seat 9: jasonmcgrew (1500 in chips)
daljettech2: posts small blind 10
gor24don48: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Orion469 [Kh Ah]
SAMr.Toodles: calls 20
Vekkel: folds
fartley: calls 20
1Cat's Eyes: folds
jasonmcgrew: folds
Orion469: raises 80 to 100
daljettech2: folds
gor24don48: calls 80
SAMr.Toodles: calls 80
fartley: folds
*** FLOP *** [3s 2h Qd]
gor24don48: checks
SAMr.Toodles: checks
Ump359 is connected
Orion469: bets 200
1Cat's Eyes has returned
gor24don48: folds
SAMr.Toodles: calls 200
*** TURN *** [3s 2h Qd] [6d]
SAMr.Toodles: checks
Orion469: checks
*** RIVER *** [3s 2h Qd 6d] [Ad]
SAMr.Toodles: checks
Orion469: bets 100
SAMr.Toodles: calls 100
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Orion469: shows [Kh Ah] (a pair of Aces)
SAMr.Toodles: mucks hand
Orion469 collected 930 from pot


Looks good to me. I might have bet a little bit bigger on the river to get more value, although it's a trade-off in how likely he is to call. Given the betting patterns you can be fairly sure your opponent has a medium pair like 77 or 88, or maybe QJ.
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Please let me know if I did anything wrong here and what could I do next time in a similar situation.
Not sure why you think you did anything "wrong", per se. You won the hand and got paid on the river. Sounds like a good combination to me.

Now, as far as what i would have done differently based on my style, I would have bet a tad more on the flop, likely 250-275. Even though I am in position and AK suited is strong, if he's chasing first hand I may still need to improve to win. Let him chase and pay for it. I also would have fired on the turn as there is now a diamond draw out there that I want to discourage. Checking it gives him a chance to make his draw for free, which I think is a bad idea.


I think a bigger preflop raise would have gotten a little more value for your hand maybe 80-120 or 140. The flop was a bad one real dry but a continuation bet off that may have won the hand. Then again online MTT's first hands are all in fests mostly. A value bet on the river of 300 would have made more money as well.