T♣T♥ on the Flop, what do you do here?
DECISION POINT: In a Tournament seven-handed, it folds to you on the Button and you raise with T♣T♥. Both Small Blind and Big Blind call. The flop comes K♣Q♣6♥ and your opponents check. Action is on you, what do you do here?
PRO ANSWER: We should check back the flop. This flop connects very well with Small Blinds's range. Our range is extremely wide when we raise on the button, while SB's is often fairly condensed.
SB's range includes many medium to strong hands such as suited broadway cards and pocket pairs, with few very weak hands and very few premium hands.
Due to the width of our range and the relatively narrow nature of SB's range, we don't have a significant range advantage on this flop. Because of this, we will be checking back very frequently in this spot with many hands in our range.
Also, we don't mind free cards with this specific hand. We won't fold out many Jx hands or other hands with outs against us with a bet anyways, so checking will generally be best with third pair.
Checking is the best play.
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