Originally Posted by philthy
and lol at complaining about bad players. Or do you expect everyone to play great poker/how you want them to play?
I know, I thought it was reasonable. Never said shipping 5,000 chips would be optimal, but in terms of "tournament life" it's totally fine. Personally, I would have opened for 2-2.4x against the players he described, and perhaps that was the tweak he was looking for?
The OP's initial rant was grossly oversimplified and lacking important variables, so actually it is impossible for any of us to try and analyze the hand, lol.
So to the OP who said "I'm wrong and I should feel bad"
(Assuming you did have 5,000 chips)
YOU OPENED FOR 24% of YOUR STACK AGAINST 2 LOOSE PASSIVES WITH A HAND THAT MISSES THE FLOP MORE THAN 70% OF THE TIME. LEARN ABOUT WHAT "TOURNAMENT LIFE" MEANS AND WHY ICM AND MAXIMIZING FOLD EQUITY IS SO IMPORTANT IN MTT'S PARTICULARLY WITH DRAWING HANDS SUCH AS AK.
YOU PLAYED IT WRONG.