This is a discussion on set three on flop 66 vs 99 within the online poker forums, in the Tournament Poker section; 888Poker, Hold'em No Limit - 800/1,600 (200 ante) - 9 players
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JSOUL2016 (UTG): 103,900 (65 bb)
Thian (UTG+1): 302,152 (189 bb)
Brunoddd666 (MP): 120,800
This was a pretty cheap satellite tournament for 5.50 big fish. But the question is neither that, I could have left that hand calmly in the opponent's check raise, especially considering that 50 won a tickt and only 52 remained, and other factors that also made me believe that the villain's range had 99, but even so I committed a wrong attitude, perhaps out of vanity.
But how hard it is to fold a strong hand as a set on the flop, even putting the villain in a higher range. Actually I put the villain in the 99 range but it is a rather rare situation to happen that I could not believe that the deck would do that to me at that point in the tournament.
Two flip and at those times we have the luck of what will turn on the flop, turn or river ... They are hands played in a position where it would be good for several players to participate in this hand. If you make a set it will be well hidden and so you can take a lot of chips from your opponents.
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So you were just two spots away from the ticket? In any other situation, this play seems OK as you would get plenty of value against overpairs and draws, but so close to essentially winning the tournament, it makes little sense to go all-in when you don't have the absolute nuts.
When two players away from the ticket, you should never go against the bigger stack. It would have been a bad play if villain only had a back door flush draw, because the object is to win the ticket, not the hand.