Welcome to the new monthly format. More in-depth analysis is available through patreon.com/recpoker and a support of $5/month. But even without that, we think you will find value in this free episode. This is the first of two parts with a specific hand situation. This first part will take us through our pre-flop action. Current tournament situation: - $75 tournament with $25 bounties - 10,000 starting stack with 20 minute levels - 80 of 100 remaining - Average stack 12,500 - Blinds now 200/400 - 9-handed table - We have been playing pretty snug; not showing anything that has been out of line - We are on the button with 16,000 chips - Small blind is loose aggressive with 24,000 chips - Big blind is tight passive with 9,000 chips What are we thinking about before the cards are dealt? Actions before us: - UTG + 2 is Tight Aggressive player with 20,000 chips raises to 1,100 - UTG + 3 is Loose Aggressive player with 20,000 chips calls What are our thoughts on these two actions? Potential hand ranges? We look down and find pocket tens. What is our action and why?