I really think it depends on the buyin of the tourn
Im gonna assume this is a lo lim or freeroll buyin.
If it was a higher buyin where I know ppl are gonna fold but maybe call with a premium hand or a nice drawing hand very early in a tourn yeah I can see Pups advice of a shove with aa to play the odds but not really with kk.
In this instance in a early freeroll or lo lim buyin -its gonna matter in what position u get this premium hand and how many ppl are left in the hand.
If itís a lo lim buyin or freeroll in early position I wouldnít shove with these hands because ur just gonna get like the whole table calling lolol especially on the 1st hand and ur pocket pair go down toooo much in value.
in early position id play it cautiously and just raise it like ur doing.
And play accordingly.
But if I get the whole table getting stupid and going all in and ur in early position and u have only like 100 or 150 of ur 1500 on the table, id ditch it believe it or not. if this is a deep stack tourn even with aa or kk there is no way in the world im going all in with such early blinds.
Omg, fold aa or kk in early position with a lot of all ins? yeah.. . . . yeah, fold it.
If ur on this forum- im assuming ur getting serious about learning poker. so im gonna assume there are gonna be better instances where u can just outplay a lot of the regular freerollers and low buyin players.
u will have better opportunities than calling most of the table on a pair, even a pair of aces or kings. Thatís why I would agree with jho against shoving preflop early.
Just too many opportunities to beat them. U just donít want ur whole stack on the table and have 82 beats u with 2 pair or a set lololol. id fold it.
But from late position and almost every1 gone in the hand, I can see a shove with aa
. But I still would advise against it because ur gonna have chances to outplay them. Sure theyíll get lucky on u, but u should be ok.
But I wouldnít get too overworked about freerolls
, because the payouts are just soooo awful. On fulltilt its like what 45 out of 7500? What is that? Less than 1% cash? So the odds are drastically set against u.
if ur playing on full tilt id suggest the satellites to the ferguson and the daily dollar freerolls and the daily buck tourn because the payouts are better.
Overall=donít get so worked up over the bumps along the road just enjoy the drive. Hope I helped.