Taken from Sit'N Go strategy by Collin Moshman:
blinds: t20/t40; 10 handed
Hero: Q♠Q♣ with t1940 in MP1.
UTG: (t1820) opened with t100
2 player fold.
What would you do?
The best move according to the book is to raise by t350. The reasoning is to create solid raise + to limit the competition.
What I failed to understand is why our hero must raise to t350 (8.75 bb)? To be exact, why that high? I thought it was because of the pot odds it created (51:35 ~ 1.44), but considering they're still 6 players left, if one played called then the pot odds will rise significantly (86:35 ~ 2.5) which makes marginal hand from late auto-call and defeats the purpose of limiting the competition. Thus, I believe because t350 won't be effective, we should just raise lower to minimize our loss.
Or am I missing something?