Originally Posted by Howard Beale
This is going to sound snarky but WTF? Top pair in a $2 tourney (yes, I understand and appreciate a thread w/ content) doesn't require much thought, imo. IOW, I wouldn't fold.
ETA: YOU are trying to play good but let's consider that a $2 tourney is just above play money. Who knows what these ppl are doing? It's often likely that they're simply betting and raising for yucks and don't really care what happens.
i play this tournament almost daily and while there is some of that going on, most of the time people play quite passive and straightforward. this sort of line doesn't happen very often at all.
if they were out of line a lot before i would have noticed by now.
there's also a lot of regs and when you factor in the next buyin level is a huge jump to $11 and also when you play this thing a lot like i do, you see there is some good play going on.
i also think you're looking at it on a very basic level, no offence intended, dead cards matter and i can't really improve my hand easily.
i think as well if one has trouble respecting small money, one will not easily carry over that discipline to big money