Very early on in the tournament, and I haven't done much so far.
vik = 9/6 32hs
We are not folding to the flop raise, but I wanted to discuss our plan for the turn and river. Clicking back the flop seems pretty bad - if he comes over the top again we can't be ahead and have created an gross situation. Should we be just playing the hand passive from here onwards and just re-evaluting the turn/river cards? My guess is his range here is TPGK, 2P, TTs, 44s, though this play may not even raise top pair here.
PokerStars Hand #81236344130: Tournament #565752577, $10+$1 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level I (10/20) - 2012/05/30 18:16:05 WET [2012/05/30 13:16:05 ET]
Table '565752577 10' 9-max Seat #3 is the button
Seat 1: MÃ©rcurial (3000 in chips)
Seat 2: vikulinka (2990 in chips)
Seat 3: AmerigoLT (2970 in chips)
Seat 4: go6poe_ytpo (3000 in chips) out of hand (moved from another table into small blind)
Seat 5: ZÃ© Lunar (2980 in chips)
Seat 6: Unlogisch87 (3030 in chips)
Seat 7: Acervera1982 (3030 in chips)
Seat 8: Tricolor69 (3000 in chips)
Seat 9: VaNiaL (3000 in chips)
ZÃ© Lunar: posts small blind 10
Unlogisch87: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to MÃ©rcurial [Ac As]
MÃ©rcurial: raises 40 to 60
vikulinka: calls 60
ZÃ© Lunar: folds
*** FLOP *** [Qd Ts 4c]
MÃ©rcurial: bets 89
vikulinka: raises 101 to 190
MÃ©rcurial: calls 101
*** TURN *** [Qd Ts 4c] [2c]
vikulinka: bets 280
Check calling keeps his weaker hands in, if you raise, his weak hands fold out. Seems only 1010 and 44 have you beat that are in his range, and 10 10 may have re-rasied pre flop. QQ 3 bets pre flop too. Q 10s is the only 2 pair hand he could have, which is low probability if he's tight as you say, all others in his range are Qx hands, AQ, KQ, QJ.
I like c/c turn, re-eval river but likely c/c river too unless Q peels off. If he's hit a set with 44/1010, i think you gonna have to pay it off.
I agree with the above without a solid read on the player I am check calling down. Don't really like it but at the beginning of tournaments especially you get people doing fishy things. Against some players without a flush draw on the flop I folding on the turn, but against more players I would call down. Just one of those spots where you hate life lol.