re: Poker & Discussion I had during an MTT
Originally Posted by baudib1
It's honestly very rare when you should turn down a coinflip in a tournament even for your whole stack.
I disagree. While there are plenty of situations where one should welcome the chance to race, there are also many where it's preferable not to be so keen. Flipping for your entire stack or enough to leave you crippled if you lose is not the same as when you would still have a fully playable stack left.
Playing so that you depend on the fall of the cards is akin to the Kill Phil type of strategy, which is for situations where you're at a skill disadvantage.
In the specific situation in question, barring some highly unusual circumstances, I'd call off a third of my stack with AKs in a flash.