re: Poker & Aggressive preflop players
with 5 big blinds ak is a shove every time they might have you beat though against there range your a favorite.
late in tourneys the antees make it profitable to play much looser if the table is right. usually the blinds and antees add up to more then the standard raise.for example looking on a typical poker stars
tourny when blinds are at 200/400 antee is 50 50*9=450
a min to 800 would need to work would put 1850 in the pot you would need to win 1 time in 2.3 times to make a small profit which is 43.47% so if the table is tight and unwilling to gamble this can be a highly effective strategy. then there is post flop play. if your called. you might hit a monster and if not can get out cheap. therefore given the right circumstances loose pre flop play can be highly profitable. the reason why i stay away from raising to many hands is if you do normally the table will start coming over the top of you regular. if you have a large stack and players on your table would be pot comitting you eg say they have ten big blinds you could call with any hand likely to be more then 38.5% if they shoved on you. most players recognise this so you can bully shortish stacks because they need an actual hand to come over the top of you. but then there range would still be light.
so in the right situations lag play works i find though that if you over do it players come over the top of you a lot so just dont over do it. unless your planing to tighten up soon and then trap them.