know i shouldve probably bet more pre flop



i figure i shoulda went 3x BB at least. ya all think i shouldve or how much more if any? 3 of us left in $5 27 person SNG. every1 playing semi tight. after coming back from 750 chips at 50/100 blinds ill be happy with the finish just wondered if my preflop betting coulda been different. figured if i bet much more than 2x BB though they would fold and i wanted at least one of them in it to try to maximise profit from the hand. results thinkin but i didnt want to go much higher until i seen the flop though.
pokerstars Game #5952378162: Tournament #30137658, $5.00+$0.50 Hold'em
No Limit - Level IX (300/600) - 2006/08/17 - 16:24:37 (ET)
Table '30137658 3' 9-max Seat #4 is the button
Seat 4: brutus34 (8380 in chips)
Seat 5: KrakHeadEd (11857 in chips)
Seat 6: EricCantona (20263 in chips)
brutus34: posts the ante 50
KrakHeadEd: posts the ante 50
EricCantona: posts the ante 50
KrakHeadEd: posts small blind 300
EricCantona: posts big blind 600
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to brutus34 [Qd Kh]
brutus34: raises 600 to 1200
KrakHeadEd: folds
EricCantona: calls 600
*** FLOP *** [Ah Qh Kc]
EricCantona: bets 8000
brutus34: calls 7130 and is all-in
*** TURN *** [Ah Qh Kc] [Ac]
*** RIVER *** [Ah Qh Kc Ac] [2h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
EricCantona: shows [3h 4h] (a flush, Ace high)
brutus34: shows [Qd Kh] (two pair, Aces and Kings)
EricCantona collected 17110 from pot


Raising 3BBs and having both the blinds fold is a perfectly fine result with KQ offuit. You don't necessarily want action with this hand; it's great 3-way, but like I said, there is nothing negative about winning only the blinds and antes here.

Post-flop, there wasn't much else you could do but call...but ya I agree; raise more PF.


he made a great call... 2:1 pot bet for villain to hit 3:5.1... villlain has to think he made a great beat.. no he got lucky in hoping in hero didn't call.
Villian is a loose cannon gambler... you can't be afraid here to lose against him .. time to take a chance.. villian would lose more here long run but he doesn't know that


yeah this is the type you love to see. would love to have seen his face when i called and flipped over K Q. i just wondered if there was some way to avoid it. i had him on at least A Q. dont worry bout the river cause i damned it for the night.


the damn broke...
PokerStars Game #5955427646: Tournament #30157051, $5.00+$0.50 Hold'em No Limit - Level III (25/50) - 2006/08/17 - 20:52:44 (ET)
Table '30157051 2' 9-max Seat #5 is the button
Seat 2: brutus34 (2165 in chips)
Seat 3: powelba1 (430 in chips)
Seat 5: jwce33 (1675 in chips) is sitting out
Seat 6: Rayven3801 (3225 in chips)
Seat 7: Quite Storm (870 in chips)
Seat 8: Joker2375 (930 in chips)
Seat 9: SirKnot (2360 in chips)
Rayven3801: posts small blind 25
Quite Storm: posts big blind 50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to brutus34 [9d 9h]
Joker2375: folds
SirKnot: calls 50
brutus34: raises 350 to 400
powelba1: folds
jwce33: folds
Rayven3801: folds
Quite Storm: raises 470 to 870 and is all-in
SirKnot: folds
brutus34: calls 470
*** FLOP *** [Tc Th Qd]
*** TURN *** [Tc Th Qd] [Kd]
*** RIVER *** [Tc Th Qd Kd] [7h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Quite Storm: shows [7s 7c] (a full house, Sevens full of Tens)
brutus34: shows [9d 9h] (two pair, Tens and Nines)


You have to be a bit suspicious when the bigger stack tries to bully by putting you all-in. It suggests they don't really want you to call, as was the case here. He knows he is around 30-35% to win the hand if you call (and he hits his flush), but he's thinking you'll actually fold most of the time, making this a +EV play for him. Risky though, and not sure I'd do it myself.

Still, you got a good result from it. You're in 3rd place and have nothing to lose - you need to get all your chips in as the favourite to double up, and you did so. I don't think you did much wrong here.