Rather than stop at the end I am just going to walk you through the whole hand, and see what you think about how I played it, how I could have done better, etc. This is in a $100 tournament, which gets players 10k in chips and includes a $25 bounty chip. Levels are 30 minutes, so not super rushed, but fast enough that you need to make some moves once the antes kick in if you haven't started playing hands yet. This hand takes place in level 4 (100/200/25). Hero sitting on a stack of 8500. Villain in this hand (big blind position) is a very nondescript middle-aged guy who has played fairly conservatively but really seems to open up his range when in position. Seems to play very ABC textbook so far. Villain has a stack of about 12k chips. Hero (UTG+1) gets 77 and raises pre-flop to 525. Action folds around to villain in big blind who makes the call. Pot: 1400 Flop: QT7 Villain checks, hero bets 800, villain calls. Pot: 3000 Turn: K Villain checks, hero checks. River: 4 Villain leads out for 1200, hero calls, villain shows KK for bigger set on turn. Obviously I am not getting him out of the way pre-flop... but after the flop, was 800 too small into 1400 (obviously it was)... but if I bet 1400, he might still call. All in might still call. Is there anything I can do on a hand like this other than accept I can't win every set I flop? Showing cards when heads up, while legal in cash games at this casino, is not legal during tournaments (fairly standard)... so short of showing him I just flopped a set or talking about my cards, is there even anything I can do in this situation, knowing I want him in the hand 80% or more of the time?