5 handed late single table tourney $5,120 / $2,560
Hero BB - $72,080
UTG - $207,120 - tight
Cutoff - $280,640 - very loose / aggressive
Button - $167,200 - no info
SB - $75,280 - no info
everyone limps around to BB who has about 14 BB's left, 3 plays pay
KQ is a great hand, play has been very erratic with lots of all ins pre flop.
1) fold? - no
2) bet? - typically a good idea, its a good hand 5 handed and all have limped in. a decent bet should indicate who has a real playing hand
3) check? - have to change play up once in a while
Hero decides to disguise hand and just check option
Flop - $25,600 - 5s6sQd
SB bets out pot $25,600 has $47,120 behind
Hero - top pair second best kicker with backdoor flush draw to 3rd nuts. $72k behind, calling is over 1/3 of remaining stack and would pot commit hero.
What hands is SB going betting pot sized here? with flush on board it seems like a protection bet. probably has a queen, high pockets unlikely as they checked SB after 3 limpers. could have two pair in which case they don't have a straight or flush draw. could be betting spright-flush draw.
If hero calls it will be hard to fold further in the hand, the pot would be at least $76,800 (remember still 3 behind to act) and it encourages others in the hand to stay in with their draws.
only option here is to go all in or fold. can't win tournaments folding top pair short stacked.
Hero goes all in for $72k
it folds around to SB and he calls
he flips his hand and shows Qh2d - exactly the kind of hand we expected
flop comes 3d and the turn is a Ks hero takes down $169,760 pot SB has $640 remaining