Originally Posted by magicius
yes i agree on long term,but my point is that AA shouldnt be played all in in multiway pots you have 25% equity vs 75% that some of people in pot will hit 2 pairs,set,str8 and other hands...
in tournaments if whole table shove,i am defo folding it...
Again, I explained the +EV decision, which as a serious poker player is all you should be concerned with. If you're letting a buy-in affect your decisions, then you're likely not rolled for the games you're playing and shouldn't be playing them to start with.
Besides, you're arguing a largely hypothetical situation, anot a realistic one. I've been playing poker for years. Well over a million hands I'm sure, and a large portion of that being tournaments. Off the top of my head, I can't remember ever facing a 5-way AIPF. Not even in crazy micro-donk games. Much less one where I had AA.
I have seen and participated in a number of 3-way AIPFs however, sometimes holding AA, and even those are relatively rare. One that sticks in my mind would be my first ever live tournament where 3 of us got AIPF with me having AA vs KK vs JJ. JJ won by flopping a set (hey, live poker is rigged amirite?). Doesn't change the fact that it was a massively +EV play for me to get AIPF there (and a highly questionable one for JJ to call behind AA and KK all-in), and I would do it again without hesitation whether it was a $50 buy-in or a $50K buy-in. Tripling up in that spot often sets you up for a very good shot at winning the tournament, especially early when effective stacks are big.
You can play scared instead of correctly if you want to, and it's my goal as your opponent to get you to make mistakes (that's how I make money off you), so don't let me stop you from playing that way. But I'm going to speak up if you're attempting to advise others here to play wrong.