I stand by my response. And I've done it to the tune of a first place finish (btw bpazjr, it was real money
) cash tourney. The buy in was $300 + $20, not a free roll so there was a solid difference in payout for top 4. I did it by laying down AA against three other players. Actually two were called all in and one was pot committed but folded (worked in his favor but left him hopelessly crippled in chips).
Guess what. If I'd have played my hand, I'd have lost to a flush that came on the turn. Pushing all-in based on two pocket cards in this situation is simply plain gambling. I don't play poker to gamble, I play to win. And I will take any ethical edge I can get to win, including folding AA to a field of all in callers.
You can debate theory all you'd like (especially those saying, you just push in because they are aces, that would be an interesting conversation). No one claiming to be a solid poker player would make a decision simply based on the card value of two pocket cards. How some of you can say that you would, I will never understand. There is much more to it.
Folding AA is not and was not an emotional decision, it was a skillful decision. If you can't understand that or can't understand the logic to get to that decision, then by all means make the call. Life will be easier and more profitable for all of us.
Oh, and one point of clarity...I didn't say I always fold AA. The fold is situational and there is logic involved. Again, like I said before. You may disagree, but I'll take my decision to the bank.