I play in a work tournament usually 2 tables of 6 or 7 for a set time period with the top 3 chip counts on each table moving to a final table to win the prize.
It is largely amateurish but with myself and a few others who have played tournament poker in Vegas.
During a game I have JJ and raise to 1k total on my option on my 200 big blind. Everyone (6 players) call the 1k having all called the 200 previously. Flop comes and I am unsure of my position so check. the flop is Q74 and rainbow.
Every player also checks. Turn comes (9h) and I bet out another 1k. Everyone calls. River comes (kd) and I've lost all confidence in my hand not knowing what anyone else might have so I check, everyone again checks round.
I lose to KK.
- Why do people call a reasonably large bet then just check on the next round of betting? can they all be slow playing?
- Is my expectation too high for amateur players (perhaps they just want to see cards?)
- Or did I misplay my hand? Or how can i have played the hand better?
Incidentally went on to win the tournament (two years in a row now having come second the year before) so consider myself one of the best in the group.