I played this hand that I thought was interesting, and wanted opinions on how I could have played it better. Texas Holdem with 5 players, sit-and-go cash game. Blinds are 2/4 and everyone has chip stacks around 100.
Pre-Flop I'm dealt pocket tens. I raise to 15 from under the gun excepting to get one caller or none. Folded to the small blind. She calls. I've played hundreds of games against these guys, so I have a good read on them. She's a very tight player and I immediately suspect I'm in trouble because she probably has two court cards. Maybe JJ, but probably not AA, KK or QQ as she would generally re-raise.
Big blind is a tricksy, bluffing loose cannon who likes to play drawing hands, and win in unlikely ways. He has a very wide opening range. He calls as well. He could have anything. It could be 45s, A8s or QJo. He would probably try to steal the pot with a big bet if he had a pocket pair rather than calling.
Flop The flop comes KQT, all diamonds. Both villians check without giving anything away to me.
My question is, given the stack sizes and reads on these players what should my move be here? I was quite unsure at the time, so looking for advice and better reasoning in this situation.
My Reasoning I bet 50 on the basis that either player could out-draw me quite easily from here and I wanted to take the pot there and then. I did not want to give anyone with a diamond odds to call. I figured the tight player could not have two diamonds given the board. The loose cannon might have, but there is really no way to tell so I have to assume not. My assumption was that with one diamond they were about 30% to hit. I also didn't want to see the board pair up, or fill in a possible straight.
Result The tight player re-raised me about 30 which put her all in. Loose cannon folded. Now I need to pay 30 into a pot of 175 to call. I figured she might have been holding the ace of diamonds, or have two pair. If I was behind I had a draw to a full house so I called.
She turned over black AJ saying "I've only got the straight". No help for me on the turn or river so I lost.