This is a discussion on Psychological trick within the online poker forums, in the Tournament Poker section; I read the book "Sit 'n Go Strategy" by Collin Moshman and I liked one hand that might surprise your opponents. But I'm interested in
I read the book "Sit 'n Go Strategy" by Collin Moshman and I liked one hand that might surprise your opponents. But I'm interested in the actions of the players and what actions we are take in this situation in order to analyze and act non-standard later.
blinds 20-40, 10 players
MP2: you 1.940 have QQ
Action to you: UTG (2000) raises to 120. The next two players fold.
MP1 1820 calls.
what is your move?
question: What is your play?
Tell your answer first, and then see the author's answer
I would 3-bet here, but I can see calling being a viable option as well, especially if UTG is tight, or there are very aggressive players behind. On the flop I would go all in. The SPR is only around 1, and the lead looks bluffy. We could be behind to a hand like AK, but Villain with also have hands like TT-JJ or just complete air. In a cash game I would be inclined to just call and allow him to hang himself on the turn. But in a SnG I dont think, Villain will continue to bluff, and he could have some equity with a gutshot or an overcard.