Originally Posted by RNG
It really depends on the other stacks at the table. Sometimes the final table is between 10-20bbs or avg stack might be 30bbs. If avg stack is 30bbs, i think you should shove pre most of the time. If its a shallow final table, you can raise and get someone to shove light.
Totally agree with this advice. If you are much shorter than most other players...I'd shove the QQ and hope a bigger stack will make a loose call.
if this is the kind of tourney where everyone's a little short, then I'd make a standard raise and hope for somebody to re-raise...of course you're not folding preflop no matter what so you'll either call their all in, or go all in yourself if you have enough chips left to 4 bet.
Now, what if somebody just flats you and the flop sucks? That's the real danger here.
If you're out of position and there is both an A and a K on the flop, just check fold (and second guess yourself for not shipping)
If you're out of position and there is only a King (no ace), probably just go ahead and shove.
If you're out of position and there is only an Ace (no king) it's risky...go based on your player read but seriously consider check folding.
If you're in position and they check to you, pretty much shove the flop no matter what is on the flop.