This is a discussion on Paying An "All In" within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; Good Morning. I have doubts about paying an "All In" in a tournament. Often I have a good hand to play, but someone before me
Good Morning. I have doubts about paying an "All In" in a tournament. Often I have a good hand to play, but someone before me goes there and presses "All In". I think this is the question of many other players. I would like to learn a little more about how we, initiators, should play.
It completely depends on the stage of the tournament and the buy-in, off course.
Now in the early stages, I would not be risking my 50-100 BB with a pair like TT when UTG and some others have gone all-in. But in the middle-late stages, I might call with 77 against 1 opponent, 99 against 2, depending on stack sizes and position. So you see, it completely depends.
If your question pertains to freerolls, then I would suggest you to play a bit tight. I remember a friend giving me advice back in the days, sit out for the first 10-20 minutes of the freeroll (if the game structure is slow).But you cannot do that these days, I suppose.