Originally Posted by Poker Orifice
Um... really not sure how folks figure that you're not in bad shape here on 3k with blinds at 200/400???
I don't know if this is a turbo SNG or a MTT but for turbo SNG you are in fairly good shape. The hero still has 7&1/2 BB's, which Isn't exactly the red zone yet. I agree A-10 could easily be the best hand here but your also fliping against against a large range of hands here and dominated by a bunch others.
Here's a simple range of hands I see people willing to shove with in these situations.
Domined By: AA,KK,QQ,JJ,10's,AK,AQ,AJ
Slight Underdog: 22-99
Slight Favorite: KQ,KJ,JQ
Medium Favorite K6-K9
Large Favorite: A2-A9 K10
As you can see there is more hands you will be dominated by or slight underdog by, then you will be a favorite against. My personal preference is to avoid these situations. I don't want to play good poker for 30 mins to an hour for me to only get my chips in the middle of such a marginal situation.