This is a discussion on Help please within the online poker forums, in the Tournament Hand Analysis section; Im SB blinds are 2K/4K and they all fold to UTG+2 who opens 11K. They fold to me and I have QQ and I shoved
You can play QQ from SB in two ways with this stack size after a raise, shove or call. If you call, then you either shove if flop comes under Q, or check/fold if flop has an Ace or King. I prefer to get it in pre-flop when OOP and hope for best (smaller pair).
I would raise to around 30k to see the flop. But honestly it would be very difficult to lay down that hand because I would have to make a small bet on the flop anyway. If A hit I could consider folding but again it would be very difficult.
raise about 6-10 BB and the take a look at the flop
If the is no A/K then push and hope for a nice turn
and rive... Check is also possible but the you have to
akt. I would play like this cause QQ is a good hand.
You could 3b QQs to roughly 35k-38k - but since that's more than 1/3 of your stack we should be shoving if we are going to raise here. A hand as strong as QQ I am never flatting here - easy 3bet shove - standard flip -- as strong as QQ is we are still flipping 60/40 with AK - so we are still going to lose a fair amount of the time.
No big deal - the correct play for sure - you just lost a flip. Is what it is