Side Pots in Tournaments
Most of you know the scenario: Somebody in early position is relatively short stacked and goes allin. Another player with plenty of chips (but fewer than you) calls, looking for a chance to bust the short stack (in my opinion many players do this with less of a hand than they would have bet if not for the allin).
Everybody else checks and it comes to you (also with an ample stack) on the button or one of the blinds and you're holding a pretty decent (Sklansky category 3 or better) hand.
Question: Do you fold and let the allin and the caller fight it out? Simply call and wait to see the flop? Raise to put an aggressive stance on the caller? Or go allin yourself to REALLY push him?
Obviously, the last two options put you in a position to create a nice side pot even if the short stack allin wins the main pot...BUT if, by chance, player two holds or flops a monster, you're in big trouble...so what would you do?
p.s. I think this is my one hundreth post and just wanna say thanks to CC and all of you awesome folks for some great tips, tricks, laughs and feedback on so many cool topics! I'll be here for a long, long time.